Chief Troy Bacon officially retired from the Frankfort Police Department on Tuesday after 21 years of service to the City of Frankfort.
Bacon began his career with the FPD in July of 1998 and served as a patrol officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant before being appointed Chief of Police in 2012. Through his career, he has served as a Field Training Officer, a member of the Bike Patrol, SWAT Team Commander, and an instructor with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
In 2003, Chief Bacon was recognized with a Frankfort Police Department award for Bravery. He received a Community Service Award from Primera Iglesia Bautista in 2018, a Committed Service Award from the NAACP Branch #3056 in 2019, and a Community Partnership Recognition Award from the NAACP Branch #3056 in 2020.
“Chief Bacon has been an asset to the Frankfort Police Department and the City of Frankfort and has served with honor for more than two decades,” said Scott Shoemaker, who officially worked his first day as Frankfort’s newest Chief of Police on Wednesday. “As our Chief, he has been instrumental in modernizing our department over the last eight years. We have made great strides in areas of policy revisions and implementation, employee retention and recruitment, equipment and vehicle purchases as well, and we are on our way to a new police department building.”
Chief Bacon’s retirement was celebrated at Frankfort Police Department Headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.
“It was really special,” Bacon said. “You never really know what sort of reception you will get. But it was really good to see everybody. I had an opportunity to thank everyone. I worked with there for over 20 years, so I spent most of my adult life there. Everyone there is family. It was tough. It was like saying goodbye to a family member (Tuesday).”
Those who wish to send a card or note to the Frankfort Police Department may mail it to 201 W. Washington St., Frankfort, Indiana, and the FPD will ensure that Bacon receives it.