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Changing of the Guard, Retirement Party for Johnson, Overcast Sworn in as Ava Police Chief

Outgoing Ava Police Chief Reggie Johnson (R) pins the Chief badge on incoming Chief David Overcast.

On Friday, May 28th the City of Ava hosted a retirement party for Police Chief Reggie Johnson, who had been with the city for 29 years. 

The party included presentations of plaques from Ava Mayor Burrely Loftin and District 155 Representative Travis Smith. 

Johnson returned the favor by presenting Loftin and previous Ava Mayor David Norman with the remote key fob for the city’s Jeep Liberty that he’d evidently been pranking them with for several years.

At 3:00 that afternoon Office David Overcast was sworn in as the new Ava Police Chief. Johnson pinned the Chief badge on Overcast to complete the transition.

Johnson giving back the key fob he’d been pranking two Ava Mayors with

A plaque for Johnson signed by party attendees.

Officer David Overast is sworn in as the new Ava Police Chief by Ava Mayor Burrely Loftin.

Cookies in the shape of guns, police badges, and donuts available at the retirement party