KINGMAN - The Kingman Police Department said goodbye to two long-time veterans of the department Thursday and will celebrate the promotions of 10 other officers today.
KPD Capt. Tim Mosby and Lt. Dean Brice retired from the department Thursday after 30 years of service.
"We've been planning for this day for a long time," said KPD Chief Robert DeVries. "It's just amazing how fast it arrived."
DeVries said he was sad to see two excellent officers and good friends leave the force, but he wished them the best.
The department celebrated the retirements with a party for Mosby and Brice Thursday morning.
Mosby and Brice's retirements allow the promotion of 10 officers today. Lt. Wes Bauer will be promoted to captain. Sgt. Rusty Cooper and Sgt. Jim Brice will be promoted to lieutenant. Sgt. Bob Fisk will be transferred to detective sergeant and public information officer. Corp. Joel Freed and Corp. Mike Godfrey will be promoted to sergeant.
"We timed this to happen at the same time. They've been waiting for this for a long time," DeVries said. "We're excited for the officers. They're all very qualified."
The department will hold a badge pinning ceremony at 9 a.m. today for all the officers receiving a promotion.