JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department held a retirement ceremony on Wednesday for Maj. Don Scott.
The event was held at the training center where members from the sheriff's department along with the DA's office, family and friends gathered to wish him a fond farewell.
Scott started his law enforcement career in 1975 with the Laurel Police Department where he was a motorcycle patrol officer.
After serving in that capacity, he was promoted to investigator where he served for the remainder of his career and retired from the Laurel Police Department after 20 years of service.
He then went to work for the Jones County DA's office and later the Attorney General's office.
Scott was then hired by Sheriff Alex Hodge as an investigator for the Jones County Sheriff's Department where he served for eight years until his retirement.
He said that he is going to miss working with the men and women in the department.
"It's been an honor to work for and with the people of Jones County, if I could, I'd do it all over again, I would." Scott said.
His plans for the future? He said he is not going to just stay at home and kick up his heels. His plans are to do a lot of traveling with his wife.
"My plans now are to travel, I have three grandchildren that I'm anxious to go visit, they live in west Texas," Scott said. "I'm looking forward to my next adventure, and I'm going to miss everyone because they're like family and I'll never stop missing and praying for them."
Maj. Scott said that one of the things that has amazed him the most during his career is the advancement of technology that is being used to solve crimes.