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Chief celebrates retirement

After 20 years on the police force, Gary Hankins is retiring.

Marty Nicholson, right, shares a laugh with Cairo Chief of Police Gary Hankins Feb. 19 at Hankins’ retirement party at City Hall in Cairo.  Hankins, a 20 year veteran of the police force said his actual retirement begins Dec. 15 of this year, however he is taking his accrued 42 weeks of vacation time until then.  Hankins said in retirement he hopes to trave, play golf, fish and hunt. Hankins was presented with two plaques, one from Mayor Tyrone Coleman and the other from the Cairo Police Department. -- Isaac Smith | The Cairo Citizen
Marty Nicholson, right, shares a laugh with Cairo Chief of Police Gary Hankins Feb. 19 at Hankins’ retirement party at City Hall in Cairo. Hankins, a 20 year veteran of the police force said his actual retirement begins Dec. 15 of this year, however he is taking his accrued 42 weeks of vacation time until then. Hankins said in retirement he hopes to trave, play golf, fish and hunt. Hankins was presented with two plaques, one from Mayor Tyrone Coleman and the other from the Cairo Police Department. — Isaac Smith | The Cairo Citizen