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Vandalia Division of Police
245 J.E. Bohanan Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377
937-898-5868 (non emergency)

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Today marks the last day on the road for Officer Larry Smith. Officer Smith spent more than 34 years with the Division of Police. His duties at VPD have varied in assignments over the years and have included reserve police officer, patrol officer, and detective. VPD twice selected Larry as the Division’s Officer of the Year (1997 and 2013). We wish Officer Smith a very happy and healthy retirement. Do you think he may be a little excited?
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Chris ZinkSo proud of you, Larry! I'm going to miss your visits to Helke when you were working our side of town. My students always enjoyed meeting my brother. Enjoy your retirement! Love you! 👮❤️👮❤️👮❤️

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Larry SmithI wanted to thank everyone who left comments and "Liked" this post. The response was overwhelming and means so much to me. Thank you all so much! I can't believe my career has come to an end, but I look forward to the future and what I will do next. Vandalia P.D. was a great place to work. It has awesome, dedicated officers and dispatchers serving there. I wish them all the best. Stay safe!

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CJ BieghlerRetirement is great...just remember that you can no longer pull people over

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Patty Kane TackettOmg it just seems like yesterday we were attending classes at Sinclair looking forward to doing the job we have done for so long. A great big congratulations Larry!!!!

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Ronda Bennet Lmtcongratulations on your Retirement!! Thank you so much for all your years of service to our community keeping us safe and sound!! May God Bless you as you discover new journeys along the way!

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Brent MitchellCongratulations Larry. My only memory of you in uniform was as a reserve working at the football games. Glad I never ran into you on the road! Enjoy retirement. Look me up in Florida

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Melissa ToddCongratulations Larry Smith! Job well done. Thank you for keeping Vandalia safe all these years. Enjoy your retirement. Cheers!! 🍻

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Deena StapletonCongratulations Larry! Now you'll have time for a California adventure 🙂

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Josh BettsCongrats Larry and thank you for all your service for our community. We are greatly appreciative for the sacrifices you and the police department make for our safety. Good luck with your retirement!!

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Katie MillerCongratulations Larry Smith, we will miss you. Enjoy a well deserved retirement.

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Marci Zellen NagelThanks for all you've done! You will be missed from the VPD family!!

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Lon HathawayCongrats Larry. Thanks for your years of service for the citizens of Vandalia. Enjoy your retirement.

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Barbara SmithCongratulations on your retirement. Your Dad would be so proud of you, as I am. Enjoy your retirement. Love you.

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Reno SweeneyCongratulations, Larry! So proud of you & your career w/ Vandalia PD. ❤️

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Cliff ColsonCongratulations Larry! Are you going to lay low? I have an idea...City Manager!

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Jenny ChilesYou will be missed Larry! Thanks for always staying positive 😊

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Bob DadeyCongratulations on your retirement! Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Amber Aivalotis-WeaverCongrats on your Retirement! Many years well served to the community!

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Tanawanda Stonecipher CondyCongratulations Larry! Enjoy the new chapter of your life!

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Judy Deitering ShoupCongratulations Larry! Thanks for all you have done for our community. Enjoy your retirement.

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Carol WilliamsonThank you for all you have done for the citizens of Vandalia!

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Pat Murphy DeArmondJim and I thank you for your service to our community in many facets. Enjoy retirement ❤️❤️👏

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Jamie GableCongratulations on your retirement! Thanks for keeping Vandalia safe. Enjoy your retirement!

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Maggie HammCongratulations Larry. Have a safe and prosperous retirement!

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Mike EtterCongrats Larry, thanks for your service and enjoy your retirement

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Thank you from VPD to everyone who attended National Night Out. It was a blast! Thank you to all our wonderful businesses who helped make this event so wonderful. Here are a couple of our favorite photos. Let’s have everyone post their favorite pictures from this year’s National Night Out!
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Gabe RiceMe my kids and Ofc Holly

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The operator of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle shall pass to the left at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle. When a motor vehicle overtakes and passes a bicycle, three feet or greater is considered a safe passing distance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ross WardHow about when bicyclists totally ignore all traffic laws and signs?

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Jim NewmanPedestrians are targets in crosswalks

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Greg ReedWhat if they are riding down the wrong left side of the road?

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Ronda Bennet Lmtthank you 🙂

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Brian SnyderBart Kaylor .....lol

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