Via Cortez Police Department – Happy Retirement Vern Rucker
Officer Vern Rucker has been with the Cortez Police Department for almost 30 years. During this time 24 of those years were as not only a patrol officer but as a school resource officer and DARE officer.￼
Vern has either started or participated in numerous community functions during his time is a police officer￼. Vern has been active in DARE, GREAT, Tip A Cop, Dive in Movie, and the great DARE all night softball tournament.￼
I am sure there are many other things and We could not begin to name them all￼.
Vern has done a lot of activities on his own time just because he felt it was needed. This kind of commitment is hard to find and harder to replace. ￼
If you know Vern You know he never wore Police boots. Skater shoes have always been his normal attire. This is something many kids could tell you about Vern. ￼
Vern Has influenced countless young people and has been dedicated to this community.
We would like to congratulate Vern on his well deserved retirement. Vern will be greatly missed by all.