(VIDEO) Hopkins Honors Police Capt. Tony Hanlin

Hanlin is retiring with more than 30 years working for the Hopkins Police Department.

Police Capt. Tony Hanlin has more than 30 years working for the . He started with the department as a reserve officer in 1977. Hanlin then became a police officer in 1981, a sergeant in 1987 and a captain in 2007. Over that stretch, he’s supervised everything from the SWAT Team to investigations.

But that career will draw to a close when Hanlin retires at the end of the year. Police Chief Mike Reynolds and Hopkins City Council members took some time Tuesday to honor Hanlin for his service.

“Capt. Hanlin is one of the most thoughtful and selfless supervisors that I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years. I know this to also be true outside of work,” Reynolds said. “His character and leadership will be missed by the Hopkins Police Department and our community.”


(Check back with Patch tomorrow for a Q&A with Hanlin about his time with Hopkins.)


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