After dedicating 47 years of service to the people of Jacksonville, a building has now been renamed in honor of a retired chief. Retired Chief Tommy Thompson’s last day on the job was in November of last year. And today, he stood front and center as a plaque was unveiled with his name printed on it.
The Tommy L. Thompson Junior Police Department at the city’s Public Safety Complex is now in honor of Thompson. The city’s fire station was also renamed after Truman Norred who served 25 years as a volunteer emergency technician and firefighter.
Thompson and Norred were surrounded by family, friends, city officials, and other people whose lives they’ve touched in the community.