After serving the people of Webster for 31 years, 13 of which as Webster’s Police Chief, Timothy Bent has officially retired.
Following his final shift on January 11th, members of the Webster Police and Fire Departments, DPW and and South Worcester County Communications Center came together to send him off into retirement and escort him home.
The police department posted on Facebook that Chief Bent “will leave a lasting legacy, having molded many officers over the years, including those he hands the reins off to, and building a department that is second to none.”
As part of the final radio broadcast, Chief Bent was “officially retired at 14:27” on Friday afternoon. (2:27PM)
Chief Bent’s voice came on the radio and said, “I’d like to thank all the members of the Webster Police Department… all the officers past and present, dispatchers as well, because of you we have the department that we have.
His goodbye message also included words for the people who live in town, “I’d like to thank the residents of Webster as well for their continued support. It means a great deal.”
Deputy Chief Mike Shaw was sworn in as the new Chief of Police effective today.
Take a look at the video below put together by the Webster Police Department, including photos from the retirement celebration, audio of his last radio call, and video of his escort home.
Thank you, Chief Bent for your years of service to the community and best of luck to new Chief Mike Shaw.