80 Year Old Deputy Retires
After 58 years of service, William Slemp retires.
ABINGDON, Va. – William Slemp ties little notes to the various weapons he keeps hidden in potted plants and bookshelves all over his Abingdon home.
“I carried these two black jacks while working at Abingdon Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office,” one reads. “Used them many times, cracken heads.”
The notes are so that when he dies, he said, his son will remember what each thing meant.
Slemp is, for the most part, an average old man – hard of hearing, prone to giggling, crazy about his granddaughter. Only at 80 years old, he just retired after 58 years in law enforcement. LINK
“Used them many times, cracken heads.”...You gotta love it! Thank you for your service Mr. Slemp.