The Ripon Police Department announced this on social media the retirement of Sgt. Donald Luthey after 26
years of service to the Ripon community.
According to the department, Luthey's last day with the department was on Sunday, October 25th and his official retirement from law enforcement becomes effective today, Monday, October 26th.
Sgt. Luthey began his law enforcement career with the Ripon Police Department in October of 1994, after graduating from the Modesto Regional Criminal Justice Training Center. Luthey has held several sworn-officer job assignments with the department with his greatest impacts being a patrol supervisor, policy and training administrator, and hazardous materials expert, according to the department's post.
"We take a moment today to thank him for his contributions to our department, the impact he has had on our community, and his influences on the growth and development of our young staff.", read the post.
Thank you for your loyalty and service Sgt. Luthey. We hope you enjoy your retirement!