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.