Sgt. McClure is First Female Officer to Retire from Marietta Police Department
On Thursday, November 29 the Marietta Police Department honored Sergeant Meg McClure with a special retirement celebration. Friends, family, and fellow officers attended the reception to honor Sergeant McClure and her thirty-two years of law enforcement service.
Sergeant McClure’s law enforcement career began in 1980 with the Sheriff’s department, but after seven years, she transitioned to the Marietta Police Department where she spent twenty-five years committed to serving and protecting the Marietta community in some of the following roles: Detective, Supervisor of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, and School Resource Officer at Marietta High School.
During her career, Sergeant McClure was awarded with the Marietta Police Department’s most prestigious recognitions: the Medal of Valor (given to officers who place themselves in a life-threatening situation for the safety of all others) and the Medal of Meritorious Service (given to officers who go beyond the call of duty in a single incident worthy of recognition).
Sergeant McClure has also received numerous civic awards from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and has been honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Sons of the American Revolution. Also of note is that Sergeant McClure is the first female officer to work to full retirement with the Marietta Police Department.
Sergeant McClure has dedicated most of her life to making a difference in the Marietta community where she has left an indelible mark of service and earned a tremendous amount of respect from her fellow officers.
Sergeant McClure recently reflected on her career suggesting that she did not stay in law enforcement for the money because the rewards of saving a life, rescuing a child, or helping an elderly person far outweigh the amount of any paycheck. Sergeant McClure plans to spend her retirement working with a corporate investigation agency and relaxing in the warm sun on cruises.