MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU) -- Retiring Marshfield Police Chief Gary Jepsen was honored for his 32 years of service with a presentation at the City Council meeting Tuesday night. Jepsen retires on Thursday, and says he’ll miss serving the people of Marshfield, and the camaraderie he’s shared with other officers on the force. He said, “I’ve been appreciative of the 32 year career I’ve had here in Marshfield. It has been an absolute pleasure serving the people of Marshfield, and serving the personnel of this department.” The chief plans to spend his retirement building a new home on the Mississippi River.
Jepsen started with the Marshfield P.D. in May of 1982, and he’s served the last four years as chief. The outgoing chief is being replaced by Lt. Rick Gramza, who was chosen for the position earlier this month.