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Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presents a plaque of appreciation to retired School Resource Officer Karen Gardner, who retired this month after serving in law enforcement in this area for more than 25 years. ~ Staff photo by Laurie Caruso

Gardner retires after 25 years in law enforcement

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 5:46 am

Following a career in law enforcement that spanned more than 25 years, Lincoln County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Karen Gardner officially retired this month. Prior to a staff meeting Thursday evening, Sheriff Murray Blackwelder presented Deputy Gardner with a plaque of appreciation for her dedicated service to the community from 1990 to 2015. “I enjoyed working every day. “I love you all … thank you,” Gardner said to a large

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    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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