William Bunton retires as police officer after more than two decades of service

LPPD Specialist William Bunton (center) is congratulated by Mayor Tom Dermody (left) and Chief Paul Brettin (right).

Specialist William Bunton, a long-time officer with the La Porte City Police Department, retired Friday, Chief Paul Brettin has announced.

Bunton served nearly 23 years with the department; he was a patrolman for most of his career and also spent some time working as an evidence technician in the detective bureau.  Brettin said Bunton’s experience and leadership will be missed.

“Bill has been an incredible asset on our team,” Brettin said. “His many years of experience have made him a true leader and mentor to the rest of the department, and he leaves behind big shoes to fill. Though we’ll miss him, we wish him the best in his retirement. Thank you, Bill, for 22 years of service.”

Brettin said the department will hire new officers to fill this position and others. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 40. Those interested may call the police department at 219-362-9446 for more information.

5 Responses to “William Bunton retires as police officer after more than two decades of service”

  1. Jackie Bunton Dawson

    Jun 26. 2020

    Congrats Little Cuz! Miss you lots.

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  2. Mick & Dianne Bunton

    Jun 27. 2020

    Congratulations Bill for a job WELL DONE. Enjoy your retirement
    Love Uncle Mick & Aunt Dianne

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  3. Sherry P

    Jun 30. 2020

    Congratulations and Best of luck Bill. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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  4. Pam Murphy

    Jul 01. 2020

    Congrats Bill! you were a positive inspiration and now your wife will be able to sleep soundly knowing you are safe!

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