Saturday, September 29, 2018
Officer Mike McDermott Announces His Retirement
I began my law enforcement career in November of 1981. Today, having served the citizens of Worcester County for over 30 years, I am ending my tour of duty which began here on July 1st, 1988. I have had the pleasure of serving with some of the best people under some of the worst circumstances during my career. I want to thank my wife, Laura, and my children, Nate and Amanda, for always being supportive and understanding when duty called. I have missed birthdays, holidays, and even anniversaries because I raised my right hand and swore an oath. I have had the honor of leading, mentoring, and motivating men and women in our profession and I like to think it made a difference. From the STAR Team, to the Firearm's Training Center, to the County Bureau of Investigation, to my tenure as Chief for the Town of Snow Hill, my desire for professional law enforcement for Worcester County has always been my guide. To my family and friends who always had my back, "thank you" from the bottom of my heart for helping me endure. I am looking forward to the next chapter of leadership that is opening up before me where my service will continue and my smile will be a little broader. To my brothers and sisters in harms way, always remember: "STAY ALERT...STAY ALIVE!"
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