Family, friends, co-workers and former colleagues gathered at Elkton City Hall this afternoon to thank a man who has spent the last 25 years serving his community.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin is retiring at the end of the month and the city held a reception in his honor. Marklin’s family was joined by current and former members of the police department, friends from the city and other agencies in Todd County and others he’d helped in some way over the last quarter century.
Chief Marklin said it was good seeing so many people he’s worked with in his career.
Regarding any future plans, Marklin says he will relax for a little while and then consider his options.
Chief Marklin was presented with a Kentucky Colonel certificate, a Senate Citation compliments of Senator Whitney Westerfield and a poster signed by Todd County School System students he’s taught in the DARE drug abuse prevention program.
Marklin served with the Marines in the Vietnam War, spent time as a Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy and worked with the state parks system before joining the Elkton Police Department.