Barry Kniepfel, who has served the Mexico community for 40 years was honored in a retirement celebration this afternoon.
Lt. Kniepfel has served as a dispatcher, sergeant and Lieutenant, as well as been a member of the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Kniepfel says he will spend his retirement working on some rental properties, traveling and visiting with his sons. He says working for Public Safety has allowed him to travel the country and meet people, including a former FBI director.
He says he is grateful for his wife, Jackie, and her support of his distinguished career.