Deputy Ron Taylor shares a laugh with his wife, Maria, during his surprise retirement party Thursday, March 1 at the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department.Deputy Ron Taylor hugs Deputy Andrew Ridley during his surprise retirement party Thursday, March 1 at the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department.Deputy Ron Taylor, center, speaks with a few of his colleagues during his surprise retirement party Thursday, March 1 at the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department.

‘He’s going to be missed’

Monroe County says goodbye, thank you to Deputy Ron Taylor

Deputy Ron Taylor remembers what it was like at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office when he started in 1987.

He remembers the used cruisers with bald tires.

He remembers life on patrol without computers.

He remembers carrying his revolver.

Taylor also remembers a young man, fresh on the force, who had no idea 30 years later he’d be retiring from the same department where he started.

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