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Moline officer retires after 20+ years of service

After 25 years of service, Moline Police Officer Becky Sargeant has retired.
After 25 years of service, Moline Police Officer Becky Sargeant has retired.(moilne police dept.)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 8:41 AM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - After 25 years of service, Moline Police Officer Becky Sargeant has retired.

“Officer Sargeant’s primary focus in her many years of service to Moline was always helping one citizen at a time, in whatever way she could, to improve that person’s situation in life,” police said in a Facebook post. “Her calm demeanor, abundance of patience and overall caring attitude made her the ideal Police Officer.”

You can read more from the department’s announcement below.

“Officer Sargeant began her career in 1996 and was quickly selected to become a member of the Department’s Crisis and Hostage Negotiator Team. She would remain a team member for 23 years, responding to many chaotic situations where her calming presence was needed. She was also trained as a Police Mountain Bike Officer in the early years of her career.

Officer Sargeant then completed an assignment with the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group (MEG), where she worked as an investigator to take drugs and guns off the streets of the QC.

Her next stop was with the Moline Housing Authority - MHA, where she served as a COP East Officer. Officer Sargeant organized many events and activities for these residents that allowed her to building lasting relationships, especially with kids.

When Officer Sargeant returned to patrol to finish out her career, she resumed her frequent school checks (where she would be seen dominating third graders on the basketball courts) and always positive interactions with the public.

Officer Sargeant will always be known to those she worked with as an all around groovy gal. Congratulations Officer Sargeant. Enjoy your retirement, and thank you for your service!”

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