Longtime LPD sergeant retiring after 29 years of service

Longtime LPD sergeant retiring after 29 years of service

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A longtime Lubbock police officer is retiring.

Sgt. Jimmy Pachall served in just about every department across his 29 years.

During that stint, he was even partners with the man now heading the LPD.

"Being a police officer is not a job, it's not a career, it's an identity, it's a way of life and for 29 years, Sergeant Pachall has carried an LPD badge in his pocket and retiring doesn't mean that you quit being a part of this family or that you're no longer a police officer," Chief Greg Stevens said. 

Pachall was given several mementos: a flag from the police station, an eagle statue from a former partner and a grandfather clock from the city council.

"Through the years, you really hope you made a difference in somebody's life, so I hope I did that," Sgt. Pachall said.

His retirement is effective Friday.

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