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Stepping away

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Capt. Mark Crocker looks over paperwork in his office last week. After more than three decades in law enforcement, Crocker will retire on Dec. 15.
(Photo by Michelle Reynolds, Staff)
Crocker to retire after more than three decades in law enforcement


SIKESTON -- As he prepares for retirement, Capt. Mark Crocker is doing a lot of looking back at his more than three decades of work in law enforcement.

"I think we all come in to the job hoping to save the world," said Crocker. "But I also think that over time and reality maybe, you decide that you can't save the world, but you can probably make a difference."

Crocker's last official day working for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety as captain of special operations is Dec. 15. He said that while, over the years, it was difficult to see the impact and influence he made, it's been brought to the forefront over the past month.

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