Deputy Chief Robert Thompson has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2009.

Deputy Chief Thompson started his policing career as a Special Constable with the former Town of Durham Police Service in October 1976. He was then hired as a full time constable with the Town of Durham Police Service in September 1978. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 1987 and retained that rank after the transition of the Town of Durham Police Service to the West Grey Police Service in 2001.

Thompson was then appointed to the Position of Deputy Chief of Police in January 2007.

A retirement celebration to thank Deputy Chief Thompson for his outstanding service to policing is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Durham on November 28, 2009. Tickets are $35.00 each and include dinner and a gift.

For tickets contact Kerry Moore at 519-369-3046 or at

There are a limited number of tickets available being sold on a first come, first serve basis.

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