Police chaplain Larry Harris retires

Ponca City Now - April 20, 2018 9:24 am

Larry Harris has been a chaplain for the Ponca City Police Department since 1986, and has been the coordinator for 15 years.

The department said in a press release that Harris “is the only chaplain we know of to attend and complete the CLEET academy in Ada. His value to this agency and its people is immeasurable. He retired today and we had a chance to honor his service and tell him thank you after the chaplains’ meeting. Congratulations on a career well done and thank you!”

Police Chief Don Bohon said, “Larry Harris is a very dedicated servant, and a strong advocate for law enforcement. We owe him a great deal of thanks for his service to this department and to this community. I am very proud that he has been part of our family.”

Harris, with over 30 years of experience as a chaplain for the Ponca City Police Department and serving as the local Chaplain Coordinator, was recognized on the nation level while attending the 43rd Annual International Conference of Police Chaplains in Albuquerque, NM, July 11-15, 2016. He received Diplomat Credential and was sworn in as the ICPC Oklahoma area representative.
Harris has been a member of ICPC for 14 years. He was a member of the ICPC Disaster Response team in August 2005 to Houston, Texas, following Hurricane Katrina and in May 2011 following the Joplin, MO, tornado.

 

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