A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in Lincoln has retired after patrolling the streets of the city for 17 years.
Pete Davies spent his last day with Lincolnshire Police on Tuesday, September 8 and the force said he has been a “shining example of policing with pride” and “defines what it is to care for and serve a community”.
Pete said in a message to the Carholme Lincoln ward: “I am led to believe that most of you are now probably aware of my decision to retire.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all your help and support.
“During this time I have made some wonderful friends, and have many fond memories which I will take with me into the next chapter of my life.
“All that is left for me to say is all the very best wishes to you and your families in every aspect, and may the area go from strength to strength.
“I send my heartfelt apologies to the many people that I have not managed to say farewell to in person, but time truly did run away from me towards the end.
“I will be remaining in the Lincoln area so hopefully our paths may cross in the future. Stay safe.”
In reply to comments on social media, Lincolnshire Police said: “Thank you for your lovely messages. By his own admission, Pete is not really on with social media much, much preferring to be on the streets of the West End.
“I have promised to send your kind messages over which I know will mean a great deal to him.”
Saying goodbye and wishing PCSO Pete Davis a happy retirement. One of the first PCSO's in the country and after 17 years of service he will be missed by the community and partners. @LincolnPoliceUK @lincolncouncil @StFaithsTweets @LincsPolice pic.twitter.com/o81onxCMiT
— C/Insp Phil Baker (@CInspBaker) September 4, 2020