Montgomery Sheriff's Deputy Retires After 31 Years of Service

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) -- He was one of the first African Americans hired by the Montgomery county Sheriff's office. Today he is retiring.

Sheriff's deputy Willie DeJarnette is retiring after 31 years of service on the force.

He holds the record for the most time served within the department.

Today the County Commission presented Dejarnette with a resolution honoring his work.

He says the biggest adjustment will be not having to wake up in the morning to go to work.

He usually gets up at 5a.m. and says he'll try to sleep until 7 at somepoint.

He says the biggest change from 1976 to now is the equipment.

Congratulations, Mr. DeJarnette on a job well done!