By 1812Blockhouse

The start of a new year is a common time for public servants to retire.

The posted agenda Tuesday night’s meeting of Mansfield City Council reflects two such matters, as Council is poised to mark the end of a 30 year city career for the just-retired Public Works Director and Interim Safety Service Director, Dave Remy.

According to the resolution honoring Remy to be considered by Council:

“Director Remy’s career with the City of Mansfield has truly been remarkable. He started with the City on February 16, 1993, as the First Assistant Law Director in the Criminal Division of the Law Department. In January 2002, he was appointed as Law Director of the City of Mansfield and was elected for two more terms. After serving as Law Director, he was appointed as the Human Resources Director from 2011 to 2019. The Director’s outstanding service to the City led him to the positions of Public Works Director on February 4, 2019, and Interim Safety Service Director on November 17, 2021, holding both positions until his retirement in 2024. Director Remy is incredibly hard-working and loyal to the City. Director Remy’s dedication and knowledge of municipal government will be greatly missed. We all extend our best wishes and congratulations to Director Remy and wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.”

A very different kind of public service will also be the subject of a resolution that night, this for the Mansfield Police Department’s K-6 Dog Richy. That resolution states:

“K-9 Richy is a German Shepherd, born in 2013 in the Czech Republic, and his primary language is German. He joined the Mansfield Police Department on July 16, 2016. He was certified with his handler Patrol Officer Denny E. Kiner on December 18, 2016, and has been on the road ever since. Throughout his many years of service, K-9 Richy has had hundreds of drug seizures that lead to successful convictions of those suspects. He has been deployed for multiple incidents ranging from violent criminals, trackings, search warrants, school drug searches, pursuits, missing people, article searches, public demonstration, classroom visits, and helped convict suspects. He enjoyed the attention from the public. The favorite memory was a building search for a suspect that had broken into a doctor’s office. The K-9 announcement was made with no response from the suspect. As K-9 Richy started his search of the business, he located the subject and chased him, causing the suspect to jump out a window into the arms of the fellow officers that were securing the perimeter of the building. K-9 Richy will retire to the good life of rest and relaxation living at home with Patrol Officer Kiner and his family. K-9 Richy has earned his retirement for the dedication and commitment to giving We extend our appreciation for Denise’s years of loyal service and wish her a comfortable retirement.”

The complete agenda for the meeting can be seen below.


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