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LPD celebrates distinguished officer

The Lafayette Police Department celebrated the distinguished career of one of its retirees tonight.

Posted: Nov. 10, 2017 10:41 PM
Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 12:00 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Lieutenant Deputy Dave Payne celebrated 33 years of service Friday night. Payne started on the midnight shift in the reports department soon after leaving the Marines.

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He gained inspiration to join the force from former officers, including West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis. L-P-D recognized Payne with several achievement awards after his years with the department. Payne says LPD kept him on his toes throughout his career.

"It means the world to me. I was fortunate enough like I said earlier that I was able to have change and challenges every few years and so it kept it interesting and I enjoyed my time there."

Payne is moving on from the police department to become purchasing manager for the City of Lafayette.

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