CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Frankfort's Chief of Police Troy Bacon will retire after serving eight years as chief. He has been with the department with more than 20 years.
Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes made the announcement Monday morning.
"It's a huge loss for us. I've gotten to know Chief Bacon here over these past eight years and he has helped our community move forward leaps and bounds,” said McBarnes.
Bacon has served as Frankfort's Chief of Police for the last eight years.
"It's been a phenomenal experience. My job was super easy because we have such talented officers who work here,” said Chief Bacon.
Mayor McBarnes said Chief Bacon created a stronger relationship between the community and the department.
"He has connected the community and the police department with community conversations so that our police department truly represents this community,” said McBarnes.
Bacon also added two K-9 officers and helped expand the department's narcotics and detective divisions.
"Troy's a mountain climber. He has conquered this peak. And as a citizen and mayor I selfishly hope Troy is looking for the next opportunity to climb another peak,” said McBarnes.
While his retirement is just a few months away, Bacon said there is still work to be done.
"My priority right now is finishing up here at the department and finishing some jobs and tasks that we need to get done,” said Chief Bacon.
Bacon will continue to serve as chief until the beginning of April. His position will then be filled by Deputy Police Chief Scott Shoemaker.
Bacon did not provide a reason for his retirement.
Mayor McBarnes also announced Frankfort's Human Resources Director and the city's Building and Zoning Inspector will also be leaving in 2020.