LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A state conservation officer is saying goodbye to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks.
Jody Ashley announced Thursday that he's retiring from the agency. He has been with the enforcement division for 27 years working in Wayne County. Ashley said he's enjoyed preserving and protecting Mississippi's natural resources, but it's time to retire.
For the first time in years Ashley said he will be home for Christmas enjoying the holiday.
"I have enjoyed working for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks, it's been a respectful agency and I will miss it," said Ashley. "I've enjoyed working in Wayne County and will miss seeing those people."
Although he is retiring from the agency, Ashley said it might not be the last time you see him in law enforcement.