Sgt. Gary Brush drove off into the sunset Friday, but in his personal vehicle, rather than an Idaho State Police squad car.
Brush, retiring after 26 years, was honored by numerous family members, friends and representatives of various law enforcement agencies at a ceremony at ISP regional headquarters.
Capt. Kedrick Wills presented Brush with a commendation signed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and then read from a statement by ISP Col. Jerry Russell.
“Your contributions to Idaho State Police and your public service to Idaho citizens during the last 26 years are truly commendable,” Russell wrote. “Please accept my personal gratitude for your devoted service and my best wishes for an enjoyable retirement.”
Like many such retirement celebrations, the thanks for service and the good wishes for future endeavors were supplemented with stories told at Brush’s expense.
Wills recounted his first introduction to Brush.