FLINT TWP. — After 25 years of serving as a police officer for Flint Township, Sgt. David Stone was honored for his service at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Flint Township Board of Trustees.
Stone, who was joined by his wife Sheila, daughter Amanda Wedding and grandson Dominick Wedding, received a proclamation by township officials for his retirement, along with other mementos from his years on the force. Chief of Police George Sippert was on hand for the proclamation, commending Stone for “wearing many hats” during his 25 years.
“For more than 10 years, he worked with the canine unit and spent two-and-a-half years with Bac,” Sippert said. “That takes a lot of dedication on the part of the officer and the family. To have a canine in the home, it can be challenging. I want to extend my appreciation to the family.”
Along with being a canine handler to Bac, Stone also served as a previous canine handler for police canine Ken. He also worked as a detective for four years in the Genesee Auto-theft Investigation Network (GAIN) and was an active leader, serving for many years on as road patrol sergeant on the afternoon and night shifts. During his career, Stone received many awards including numerous Citations for Professional Excellence, Unit Citations for Professional Excellence and Life Saving Awards.
In the official proclamation, Flint Township “wishes to publicly recognize the significant contributions of Sergeant Stone an his immediate family to the Flint Township community.”