More Than 30 Years of Service
After more than 30 years with the White County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne McKenzie has retired as the department’s Dispatch Supervisor. A small gathering was held last week as McKenzie made his retirement official.
A resident of Norris City, McKenzie started with the White County Sheriff’s Department in 1976 as a jailer under then Sheriff Bob Duckworth. After four years, he left the department and went to work in the oilfields and worked at other non-law enforcement jobs.
In July of 1992, McKenzie returned to the White County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher under then Sheriff Jerry O’Neal. After more than 30 years as a dispatcher, McKenzie officially retired.
During a small ceremony, Wayne’s son, Jarod McKenzie presented his father service a award on behalf of the local FOP Lodge. Jarod holds the rank of Sergeant with the department’s corrections department.
McKenzie has worked full time under five sheriffs – Bob Duckworth, Jerry O’Neal, Doug Maier, Randy Graves and current White County Sheriff Jordan Weiss.
In retirement, Mr. McKenzie will continue to serve as an elected member of the Norris City Village Board.