Here’s a happy and sad day in Davidson history: Police Sgt. Scott Misenheimer is retiring next week after 30 years, and town officials are planning a series of events to recognize him. The celebrations begin Monday, Dec. 31, when he walks his final foot patrol along Main Street – something he’s done for decades in town.
Misenheimer is the longest-serving town employee who has seen Davidson grow up from a small college town. Mayors have come and gone, but his face is probably better known downtown than any of them. He seems to know just about everyone, and we’d be willing to bet he’s got more residents’ phone numbers in his address book than anyone in town.
Here’s what’s coming up:
- A final “foot patrol” down Main Street at 1pm on Monday, Dec. 31, starting at town hall going to the Davidson Village Inn and circling back to town hall. Please come out to greet Scott one last time as he patrols in uniform.
- Recognition at the Jan. 8 Town Board meeting, starting at 6pm.
- An reception on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 2-5pm at the Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson.
So well-loved is Sgt. Scott, as he is known, that a few years ago, when his house in Rowan County burned, residents took up a collection and raised $3,500. Students at Davidson Elementary School even chipped in, raising $1,151 at Halloween. He also has been honored as the town’s police officer of the year.
For more information about his retirement, call Davidson Police Department at 704-892-5131.