MANSFIELD -- Sergeant Sara L. Mosier-Napier has announced her retirement from the Mansfield Division of Police effective Sunday, Jan. 16.
Mosier-Napier was appointed to the department on Aug. 21, 2006.
"Sara's retirement represents a loss to the Mansfield Division of Police, the citizens of this community and culminates a career that has exemplified the best qualities of a law enforcement professional," said Mansfield police Chief Keith Porch.
"Sara has our congratulations upon her retirement and our heartfelt thanks for many years of loyal service. We wish her the greatest success and happiness in the future."
As a new Patrol Officer she was assigned to the Community Services Bureau Patrol Section, where she received Top Cop Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2012.
She received the Officer of the Year Award in 2008, and Medal of Honor Awards in 2010 and 2018.
She was promoted to Sergeant on June 23, 2017, and is a Supervisor of the Patrol Second Shift. During her career she was a Field Training Officer, Recruitment Officer, a K-9 Officer and Coordinator.
She assumed duties as a K-9 Officer on April 9, 2012 with K-9 Tyson until his retirement, and began with her new K-9 partner Sam on July 15, 2014 until his retirement on Jan. 16, 2018.
"Sergeant Mosier-Napier is known for her hard work, dedication, initiative and positive attitude toward her work and co-workers," Porch said. "She consistently demonstrates a high degree of skill, integrity and perseverance in her job.
"Throughout her career she has receive numerous letters of recognition, and letters of appreciation from citizens and fellow law enforcement personnel.
Due to restrictions in place due to COVID-19, there will be no public ceremony.