Thirty years ago last Friday, Jim Washam started his law enforcement career at the Kingston Police Department.
His decades of service to the department and his hometown didn’t go unnoticed.
He was honored with a surprise appreciation party on his 30-year anniversary.
“Chief, I want to say congratulations,” Mayor Tim Neal told Washam. “Putting up with the city for 30 years, I know it had to be tough.”
Washam said the people he’s dealt with during his career have made the job easy.