Sherry Bodine, an executive associate at the Leesburg Police Department, has retired after serving more than 21 years with the agency, according to LPD representatives.
After working for various government agencies including the Town of Lovettsville, the D.C. Air National Guard and the FBI, Bodine joined the LPD in November 1998 as a secretary.
In 2004 she was promoted to executive associate and has carried out that duty since. In her years with the LPD, Bodine has served on its Accreditation Team, Career Development Board and Emergency Management Team. She has also frequently contributed to the agency’s community outreach, having assisted with its annual INMED Mothernet holiday meal as well the Town of Leesburg’s annual bowling and cookout events. In addition, she has managed the LPD Flower Fund.
Officials say Bodine has seen “many positive changes” within the LPD since being hired.
“Sherry, on behalf of Chief [Gregory C.] Brown and your LPD Family, thank you for all that you have done over the past two decades to better our community!” an LPD statement reads.
Bodine likes to spend time outdoors — preferably boating, fishing or golfing — and with her three granddaughters. She said she is looking forward to time spent in her retirement home with her husband of 43 years, Cris.