Longtime Hays police officer Bill Lovewell has just ended his first week of retirement.
Lovewell was thanked by for his 32 years of service by Police Chief Don Scheibler during a reception last week in the Ellis County Law Enforcement Center.
“Bill was hired by Chief (Lawrence) Younger September 12, 1982 . Among the officers we have on the street today, 11 of them weren’t even born yet, ” smiled Scheibler as he congratulated Lovewell.
Lovewell has been an investigator for the Hays Police Department the past 11 years.