The Dalton Police Department said goodbye to an old friend on Friday with a ceremony to mark the retirement of Chaplain Donald Treick. Treick is leaving his post to move to Pensacola, Florida to be closer to his son. Treick has volunteered as one of the department’s chaplains for more than twelve years.
Chaplain Treick moved to Lookout Mountain with his wife, Maureen, fourteen years ago. He began looking for an agency where he could volunteer his time as a chaplain. He joined the Dalton Police Department’s chaplains in February 2004 and has served the agency faithfully since.
On Friday, the department marked his retirement with a reception at the Police Services Center. Del Farris, the associate director for civilian chaplaincy for the Presbyterian and Reformed Chaplain Commission, presented Treick with a small bust of an eagle that the commission presents to retiring chaplains. Former Dalton Police Department Chaplain Jim Cox, now a chaplain with the Wythe County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, presented Treick with a certificate from the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Fellow Chaplain Ray McCranie presented Treick with a scrapbook of memories from DPD staff. DPD Chief Jason Parker presented Treick with a glass plaque and his chaplain’s badge.
We thank Chaplain Treick for his service to the department and wish him a happy and sunny retirement.
Below: Chief Jason Parker poses with retiring Chaplain Donald Treick