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Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday honored four employees who have entered into retirement.

Public Works Director Larry Chalker presented Wayne Medlin a plaque recognizing his years of service to the city.

Medlin retired as street supervisor. He was hired in 1989 as a maintenance worker.

Chalker said Medlin epitomized the definition of a good employee. “I’m going to miss him.”

Parks and Recreation John Simeon recognized Head Librarian Jeff Watson. 

Simeon said Watson was always professional and kept a smile on his face. 

In the gallery: The retirees and department heads in the order in which they were recognized

Police Chief Bobby Martin recognized the retirement of Lieutenant Bruce Norton who came to work for the city initially as a cemetery groundskeeper before going to the Weldon Police Department.

He was hired as a police officer for Roanoke Rapids in 1995 and worked his way up to lieutenant. “I was trained by Bruce Norton,” Martin said. “He will be truly missed.”

Mayor Emery Doughtie recognized the retirement of former City Manager Joseph Scherer.

Doughtie particularly noted Scherer’s work in reducing the city’s theater debt. “It took many trips and phone calls but we were able to get it reduced by half.”

He thanked Scherer for his service to the city and for his service in the United States Army, which he retired from as a lieutenant colonel.

Interim City Manager Kelly Traynham said the four employees represented 81 years of total service. “I would like to thank them for their services.”