On Thursday evening, the City of Mansfield and Mayor Buddy Black honored two individuals who have given many years of service to the city. Retiring Police Chief Boyd Farmer and Ward 1, Position 1 Alderman Georganna Mabry have both served proudly for over a decade.
Alderman Dave Johnson presented Farmer with a gold retirement shield. Farmer has served as Police Chief for the past seven years, been with the Mansfield Police Department for the past 16 years, served in law enforcement for 24 years and as a first responder for 30 years. His tearful words of gratitude to the city council, mayor, and the people were heartfelt.
“I want to thank my wife and my family for being by my side. Thirty years of saving lives…helping the community and doing what I love…I thank the citizens of Mansfield, I’ve really been honored to serve the people in this town.”
Farmer plans to take some time off following retirement, fishing and camping. Following that, he plans to work part time as a reserve officer for Sebastian County.
Former City Alderman Mabry served 13 years on the council. Mayor Black commended her for the years of service.
“We want to thank you for your service to the City of Mansfield.”
Sincere thanks to both Farmer and Mabry for their dedication to the city, and