POLICE RETIREMENT - DET. RICK HARMON
After 32 years with the Morristown Police Department (MPD), Detective Sergeant Rick Harmon is retiring on January 20, 2018. Sergeant Harmon began serving the City of Morristown in August of 1985 as a patrolman; he was promoted to detective and then to detective sergeant in February 2008. He has worked in General Investigations as well as Narcotics/Vice, the division which he is currently working.
Sergeant Harmon has been on various teams with the Morristown Police Department as well as State Task Forces. These teams and task forces include: the MPD Special Response Team, Multiple Crimes Task Force, Auto Theft Task Force, 3rd Judicial Drug Task Force and the Marshall’s Smoky Mountain Task Force. During his career with the MPD, Sergeant Harmon has been recognized for various awards. He was recognized for Outstanding Performance as a member of the Arrest Team for an event on April 4, 1995, and received the Medal of Valor for an event on December 30, 1998. MPD Chief Roger Overholt stated, “Sergeant Harmon has spent almost 33 years serving the citizens of Morristown; there is nothing greater than that which we do for others. Sergeant Harmon has done for others every day for the past 33 years. I want to thank him on behalf of our community for his service and congratulate him on behalf of the Morristown Police Department on his retirement.
After retiring, Sergeant Harmon says he is not leaving law enforcement or the Morristown Police Department, he will simply move to a Reserve Officer for the department. This allows him to still serve the citizens of Morristown, but on a part-time basis.
(Pictured left to right - Chief Overholt, Det. Sgt. Rick Harmon, Mayor Chesney)