He Quit!

A man who has spent decades as a law enforce­ment offi­cer in Defi­ance County is call­ing it quits.

The Cres­cent News reports that Gene Laney, who turns 70 years old today, says he’s retire­ing.

Laney was once Hicksville’s police chief. In recent years, he has worked as a Defi­ance County Sheriff’s deputy on court secu­rity detail, in charge of over­see­ing Defi­ance Munic­i­pal Court’s hold­ing cells. After more than 35 years, Fri­day was Laney’s last day.

He began his career in 1978 as a Hicksville vil­lage patrolman.

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