Fernandina Beach Police Sergeant Retires

The Fernandina Beach Police Department is announcing the retirement of Sergeant Paul Carter, a twenty-eight year veteran of the department, effective Friday, July 31, 2009. Most recently Sergeant Carter has served as a patrol supervisor on day shift, but he has also served in various other assignments, to include investigations.

Chief Jim Hurley and Sgt. Paul Carter

Chief Jim Hurley and Sgt. Paul Carter

Chief Jim Hurley presents Sergeant Paul Carter with his retirement badge during a recent presentation held at the Fernandina Beach Police Department.

The Fernandina Beach Police Department is announcing the retirement of Sergeant Paul Carter, a twenty-eight year veteran of the department, effective Friday, July 31, 2009. Most recently Sergeant Carter has served as a patrol supervisor on day shift, but he has also served in various other assignments, to include investigations.

Sergeant Carter was the department’s Honorable Mention Officer of the Year in 2006. He received a special service award from the Drug Enforcement Administration and recognition from the City Commission for his contribution to “Operation Pirate Country,” a narcotics operation worked jointly with the DEA in 1999.

He has served for several years as an adjunct instructor at the police academy in Jacksonville and will continue to provide instruction in defensive tactics at the academy. He is the co-owner of Warrior Arts, a martial arts, self-defense, and defensive tactics school in Jacksonville.

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