A longtime and well-known Cornwall police officer is calling it a career.
Thom Racine, a sports enthusiast whose column appears weekly in the Seaway News, retired from the Cornwall Community Police Service this week, though the matter won’t become official until Nov. 30.
Deputy police chief Danny Aikman called Racine a “character” in an e-mail to members of the service in making the announcement official.
"Every workplace has a cast of characters which make it unique and Thom is one who makes the Cornwall Community Police Service a special place to be,” Aikman said. “Thom is larger than life whether it be his passion for sports, history and collectibles or his booming deep baritone voice that has graced the local radio waves for the (last) several years. Thom's trademark growly laugh is one we will miss hearing every day.”
Racine joined the Cornwall police service in August of 1981 and progressed through the ranks to his current role as a sergeant in charge of training.
Racine has accepted a position with the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall.