Franklin Police Chief Jackie Moore announced he will retire early next year after 15 years of service.
Moore informed city leaders and police personnel of his plans at a staff meeting Tuesday morning. His last day is set for Feb. 17.
Moore said, “I look forward to spending even more quality time with my family — a family who has stood faithfully beside me during my more than 46 years of public service.”
Moore began his law enforcement career in 1964 as an officer in Jackson, Tenn. He served as chief of police in Martin, Tenn., for 12 years before taking the Franklin post in 1995. A 1972 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Moore served nine years in the U.S. Army before receiving an honorable discharge.
“Chief Moore has served the city of Franklin with great distinction,” said Eric Stuckey, Franklin city administrator. “His dedication to the highest ideals of public service and to professional law enforcement has positively impacted our Police Department and our community immeasurably. He will be greatly missed.”