On June 14th, 2017 Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart welcomed retirees from the Sheriff’s Office for a “Legacy Day” celebration. The was the first time that the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office put on an event like this. Retired staff, both sworn and civilian, were invited to a social gathering where they could visit with one another and Sheriff Stuart and the Command Staff gave them a brief update and overview of the Sheriff’s Office and the changes that taken place over the years.
Retirees who left service from 1985 to 2017 were in attendance, including former Sheriff’s Bruce Andersohn and Larry Podany. Current ACSO employees also stopped in to visit with old friends.
Sheriff James Stuart said, “The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has a long history of proudly serving our citizens with a commitment to excellence. Those of us who are current members of the office, owe that history to the many great men & women who worked hard to build that foundation. We also owe it to the next generation to keep pushing ourselves to maintain the tradition of excellence. Legacy Day was an opportunity for the current members of the sheriff’s office to invite back our retirees; to say thank you, provide office updates & tours and to allow them to reconnect with each other and remember that they are always a part of our family”.