EATON — The Preble County Commissioners recognized retired Preble County Sheriff’s Major Joe Renner with a proclamation on Monday, Jan. 27.
Renner recently retired from the PCSO after 28-plus years of service.
Major Renner began his career with the Preble County Sheriff’s Office in August of 1981 as a dispatcher/jailer. In 1985, he was promoted to road patrol, where he remained until his promotion to Captain in January of 2005. He was then promoted to the rank of Major on Sept. 1, 2011.
On Aug. 1, 2106, Major Renner was appointed to the position of Dispatch Supervisor/9-1-1 Coordinator. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the county dispatch center and keeping all 9-1-1 and related equipment and software up to date and operational. Prior to his assignment as dispatch supervisor, Major Renner served as the Jail Administrator.
While a patrol deputy, Major Renner served as a team leader on the Emergency Services Unit, and as ground support on the Dive Recovery Team.
Prior to his appointment as a patrol deputy, Major Renner worked for the Gratis Police Department as both a patrolman and Chief of Police. Major Renner also worked for both the Camden and Lewisburg Police Departments as a patrolman, and also served a short stint as acting Chief of Police for the Village of Camden.
Major Renner has also been an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police, serving in several capacities, including local lodge president and secretary/treasurer.
A 1981 graduate of Eaton High School and the Montgomery County Joint Vocational School’s Law Enforcement Program, and a 2007 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Major Renner serves as a member of Eaton City Council and is a former member of the Eaton Community Schools Board of Education.
Renner was recognized in front of his peers during a retirement party on Monday, Jan. 6. There he was presented with many awards, commendations, and gifts. He also had the opportunity to reflect on his time at the Sheriff’s Office.
During their meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, Preble County Commissioners presented Renner with a proclamation recognizing his service and dedication over the years.
“We were notified of Major Renner’s pending retirement a couple of months ago. At the time I had the thought that we should do a resolution. With the holidays and all the things that flow through our office, it was an unfortunate oversight. When I heard of the retirement party, I brought it to the board that we should do a commendation because we truly do appreciate those years of service,” Commission President Denise Robertson said.
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