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2 WPD officers retire

Two Wabash City Police Department officers retired at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.

Capt. Jerry Honeycutt and Patrolman Larry Long Jr. have ended their WPD law enforcement careers with a combined 52-plus years of service.

Honeycutt joined the Wabash Police Department on May 4, 1990.

He is as a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy class 90-103.

During his career, Honeycutt had the rank of patrolman, sergeant, and captain. He has helped train more than 44 new officers over the years. 

Honeycutt has had extensive training in law enforcement such as IDACS/NCIC, datamaster, Taser, advanced traffic law, ident-a-kit, railroad school, drug investigations, child molest investigations, supervisor school, and hundreds of other schools. 

Honeycutt was also a bicycle patrol officer and department sniper.  He has worked all three shifts in his career.  He has worked under five Mayors and seven police chiefs. 

While Honeycutt’s last day of service was Jan. 1 his official last day as a member of the police department is Feb. 28, 2023. 

Long joined the Wabash City Police Department on Jan. 17, 2003.

He graduated the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in class 03-156.  During his career, Long has worked all three shifts. 

Officer Long completed hundreds of hours of training such as IDACS/NCIC, datamaster, drug interdiction, policing the teen brain, autism awareness, domestic violence, emergency vehicle operations, firearms, and Taser. 

Long has helped train more than 20 new officers in his career. 

The Wabash Police officials thank Honeycutt for his more than 32 years of service and Long for his 20 years of service to the citizens of Wabash.  

Posted on 2023 Jan 11