Lakewood Police Officer Peter Vogel to Retire Thursday after 29 Years on the Force

pete-vogel-2VIDEO: Lakewood Patrolman Officer Peter Vogel will be retiring from the Lakewood Police Department tomorrow, after nearly 29 years of service to the Town.

“It’s been an honor to serve my home town for almost 29 years,” Officer Vogel told TLS. “Lakewood is absolutely like no other town – it’s a great place to grow up and even greater place to work,” says Vogel.

Vogel, 49, served on foot patrol in the Downtown area for about 18 years, before switching to other duties. During the time on foot patrol, and beyond, he came in contact with thousands of community members, many whom he formed a close relationship with.

pv“The town has been very good to me,” says Vogel – who was known throughout the town for his kind and good-hearted nature and trademark smile. “I hope I treated everyone with the same respect I was treated with.”

The relationship he had with the town was clearly evident when his daughter was in the hospital and received dozens upon dozens of e-cards – breaking a hospital record.

Officer Vogel will have a public walkout ceremony later this month. [TLS]

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  1. Officer Pete Vogel – you are a true asset to this town. It’s a great feeling to live in a town that has so many police officers such as yourself that are professional in their duties and so friendly and liked by their townsfolk. This holds true all the way up to the top with our police chief Rob Lawson who is loved by everyone.

  2. Officer Vogel was instrumental in keeping the residential neighborhood around tent city safe. Thanks for everything and best of luck in all your future endeavors .

  3. Pete, I truly want to thank you for working very close with us at the inspection dept. You kept us safe and laughing all at the same time. You are a hero my friend.all the best to you and your family. See ya in six!!!!!!

  4. He’s a great guy. I once had a long shmooz w/ him. He told me in 29 yrs on the force he didnt even finish 1 ticket book. People saw him & behaved. He told me he might be joining the inspection dept, I hope thats true.

  5. Thank you for many years of good service to our community. We appreciate your hard work and your pleasant demeanor !

  6. Officer Vogel once accompanied the Inspection dept to one of my properties during an inspection. I was not a happy camper. But Officer Vogel, with his snappy jokes had us all laughing. He’ll be sorely missed.

  7. P leasant
    E xcellence
    T ollerance
    E ndearing

    The true good Ole time Police officer on the beat that knew everyone personaly and treated everyone with respect.

    And thats why everyone had respect for him!

    You were always pleasant to meet weather at a town function or a stressful situation or road accident You never lost your cool and great sense of care and concern. Never sweated the little stuff.

    Didnt need a ticket book ever Knew how to keep things in order with a chuckle and your logo was “Eh dont matter Just be safe”

    Will miss you brother Keep in touch! Hope to see ya still at the Nosh!

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