After more than two decades of service, a well-known and well-respected Evansville Police officer has decided to hang it up.
Officer Dan Hoehn retired from the force after 23 ½ years of service. Thursday was his last day, and some of his fellow officers made sure to give him the proper send off.
Hoehn was often a mentor to younger officers, and he was also once named officer of the year.
His reason for retirement is quite simple – it’s family time –
“It’s bittersweet. Bittersweet. I’m going to miss the comradery, people, the fun, but I’m starting a new chapter in my life. I have grandkids and my wife and family to enjoy so I’m going to do that. They’ve been behind me for all of these years so it’s time to enjoy them.”
Detective Brian Turpin, a veteran officer himself, describes Hoehn as the best officer the department has had in his career.
Hoehn had many roles in his career, including being a K9 handler.