Clarksville police celebrated the retirement Nov. 22 of Sgt. Ramon Ferrer-Ramos with a room full and police officers and family members.
Clarksville police Deputy Chief David Crockarell and Deputy Chief Richard Stalder officiated during the ceremony and presented a certificate of retirement to Ferrer-Ramos, who served the department for 18 years. His retirement became effective Nov. 22.
“It was clear from the laughter, cheers and testimonials from co-workers that Sgt. Ferrer-Ramos was very respected by supervisors and co-workers alike,” said Jim Knoll, public information officer. “The terms leader and friend were frequently used descriptors.”
Ferrer-Ramos started his career with Clarksville police Jan 1, 2001 after completing 23 years of honorable military service in the Army. He started out as a patrol officer and was selected to be a field training officer. He was a crisis negotiator for 10 years and involved in diffusing several life threatening critical incidents. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in March 2010 and excelled in his leadership role. He portrayed a positive image to the public and demonstrated his dedication to maintain the fitness necessary for the dealing with the rigors of the job by passing the voluntary fitness assessment every year.
Ferrer-Ramos reached the mandatory retirement age with Clarksville police but chose to continue in public service and law enforcement by accepting a position with Austin Peay State University police.