Distinguished Retirees

The officers and dispatchers listed on this page have contributed a major portion of their lives to make the City of Hoopeston a better and safer place to live. Despite long and unpredictable hours, unappealing working conditions, ever changing laws and relative low pay. These people have answered the call to duty day in and day out. Each year experts list law enforcement as one of the most stressful occupations for the above reasons.

The Hoopeston Police Department salutes each of these retirees and every retired police officers nationwide.

Charles Pierce Retired 1977 - 20 years of service
Orval Kaag Retired 1997 - 35 years of service
Danny Danner Retired 1999 - 20 years of service
Richard (Joe) Gaffney Retired 2002 - 30 years of service
Stephen Bane Retired 2004 - 24 years of service
Roger Beaty Retired 2004 - 21 years of service
Judith Pierce (Dispatcher) Retired 2006 - 30 years of service
Doug Wagoner Retired 2007 - 22 years of service
James Goodrum Retired 2009 - 24 years of service
Brenda Gaither (Dispatcher) Retired 2009 - 30 years of service
George Smith (Dispatcher) Retired 2011 - 18 years of service
Russ Rudd (Dispatcher) Retired 2015 - 28 years of service

Back L-R: Roger Beaty, Joe Gaffney, Danny Danner, Doug Wagoner
Front L-R: Steve Bane, Chief Orval Kaag, James "Fuzzy" Goodrum, Judy Pierce (Dispatcher)