Alexandria Reeling From Serial Killer

Why Not Recall Retired Homicide Detectives

By Harry M. Covert

Since retired judges are always available for further bench duty why aren’t retired detectives and other officers accessible for recalled duty?

Retirees, many of whom find similar work at other city and state agencies, have the ability and know-how and could be recruited to assist in major cases. These professionals can bring valuable assets by assisting in difficult cases.

Alexandria is not without many outstanding retired detectives. At least five have retired in recent years and their successes are respected and well known throughout the court system, police department and other law enforcement organizations.

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