(LaPorte, IN) - A long-serving officer with the City of La Porte Police Department retired this week, according to Chief Paul Brettin. After nearly 23 years with the department, Specialist William Bunton completed his service Friday, June 26. Bunton was a patrolman for most of his career and also spent some time working as an evidence technician in the detective bureau. Brettin said Bunton’s experience and leadership will be missed.
“Bill has been an incredible asset on our team,” Brettin said. “His many years of experience have made him a true leader and mentor to the rest of the department, and he leaves behind big shoes to fill. Though we’ll miss him, we wish him the best in his retirement. Thank you, Bill, for 22 years of service.” Brettin said the department will hire new officers to fill this position and others. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 40. Call the police department at 219-362-9446 for more information.