MOUNT VERNON —Special Deputy Mark Chapman retired after 24-years of service with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Chapman, of Centerburg, joined the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in 1988, as a special deputy after serving as a special deputy with the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years.
Knox County Sheriff David Barber presented Chapman with a plaque in recognition of his many years of law enforcement service during a gathering of family, friends and co-workers.
“Law enforcement is a family tradition for Chapman and his father, Mike Chapman, who retired from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as a special deputy,” said Barber.
The senior Chapman also was a special deputy for Delaware County with his son. In Delaware, the Chapmans were members of the Mounted Unit working on horseback at events including Jamboree in the Hills and the Little Brown Jug.
Barber said both the Chapmans were “assets to his office,” as they supplemented patrol, jail staff and volunteered many years at events including the county fair.
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