Storm Lake Community Service Officer Gracie Vrieze Honored at Retirement Open House

Today (Wed) is the last day on the job for longtime Storm Lake Community Service Officer Gracie Vrieze.

A retirement open house was held this afternoon in the council chambers at Storm Lake City Hall…(audio clip below :24 )

Vrieze started with the Storm Lake Police Department in 1993, and was the first bilingual community service officer to assist in the Storm Lake area…(audio clip below :06 )

Among those in attendance was Storm Lake’s other original community service officer Pom Kavan, who retired at the end of March of last year.

Storm Lake Police Chief Chris Cole said it’s been an absolute honor and privilege to work with Gracie for nearly 30 years…(audio clip below :38 )

Now that she’s retired, Gracie plans to spend more time with her family.