By BRENDA BARGER
On a sunny but chilly Monday afternoon, Scott Misenheimer and his bride of 26 years, Andrea, climbed into a well-decorated “police” pedi cab and started a last lap around the brick sidewalks of town, led by bagpiper Richard Monroe.
With 30 years of policing under his belt, “Sgt. Scott” is now officially retired. Dozens of well-wishers cheered along the route and others waited at The Davidson Village Inn to greet Scott as he disembarked and made the rounds shaking hands and enjoying hugs.
Jane Ellithorpe was there to hand Scott a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts in honor of her dog, Duncan, a pooch well known to Sgt. Misenheimer. Betsey and David Stewart’s Great Dane, Blue, got a reluctant head pat from Scott, who remembered a big scare from the dog as he was checking on their Hillside home one afternoon. Ralph Quackenbush told of how Sgts. Misenheimer and Scott Searcy offered him their “chimney cobweb cleaning services” when Ralph was laid up after hip replacement.
The stories continued all afternoon as Scott and fellow officers walked with the bag piper back to Town Hall – leaving the pedi cab to rest with driver Gordon Clark at The Inn.
Look for more about Scott and his retirement in Tuesday’s Around Davidson column. Also be sure to remember the dates of additional gatherings to recognize Scott Misenheimer: Jan. 8 at 6pm at the Town Board meeting, at Town Hall; and a reception Jan. 27, 2-5pm, at Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St.