A 27 year veteran of Mexico Public Safety is retiring today (Friday).
Lieutenant Brian Schmidt says he started on March 1st, 1991.
Lt. Schmidt says he it was a rough start his first day, as he tried to make coffee for his shift and spilled the coffee on the communications box and knocked out the 911 for the entire department for around 20 minutes.
The Lt. says he has really enjoyed serving the citizens of Mexico over the past 27 years.
His wife has accepted a job with the Chillicothe School District and they will be moving.
A retirement reception is being planned by the department and will be taking place in the near future.