Quincy Police custodian of records retires after 3 decades – Linda Oliver was considered the face of the department by many.

After serving for more than three decades, Quincy Police Department’s custodian of records has retired.

“She was the face of Quincy Police Department,” Quincy Mayor Freida Bass-Prieto said of Linda Oliver, who worked at the department for a total of 34 years, including years she spent as a dispatcher.

Oliver retired this month, and was honored with a special celebration given by the City of Quincy on Friday, June 9 at the Kelly Campbell Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered to wish Oliver a happy retirement, and to recognize her contributions to the department, and more than one former chief thanked her for looking out for them.

One speaker said the city is losing its best employee, and another praised Oliver for being dependable, honorable, and a person of integrity.

Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Delwyn Hall moved those at  the gathering with a beautiful a cappella spiritual, and Jessica Kimball composed and read a poem for the occasion.  

Toward the end of the event, Oliver was presented with a trophy commemorating her service to the police department and the City of Quincy.

“Linda truly represents the ideals of the City of Quincy,” City Manager Robert Nixon said, complimenting Oliver.

Chief Timothy Ashley said Oliver has been nothing short of amazing since he arrived at Quincy Police Department.

“She’s versatile and was cross trained in multiple positions within the agency,” Ashley noted. “We are saddened to see her go, but at the same time are ever so appreciative to have worked with her. We at Quincy PD believe in honoring and celebrating our employees, and truly 34 years of service deserves a celebration.” 

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service


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