WARSAW — Joseph P. Hawn is retiring from the Warsaw Police Department after 27 years of service to the community. There will be an open house from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Warsaw Police Department at 2191 E. Fort Wayne St.
Hawn was hired April 1, 1988, as a dispatcher for the Warsaw Police Department. Later that year, in October, he became a patrolman and worked the streets on a rotation of seconds and the graveyard shift. Hawn loved being a patrolman and said, “I was a doggone good patrol officer.” A sentiment that no one can argue.
In 1998, Hawn became a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer. Hawn moved between being a DARE officer and a WPD detective from 1998-2013, two positions he said he loved being in.
Hawn says he’s excited to start his new position as Winona Lake Town Marshal and says “I wouldn’t change a thing about my career. My life has been blessed and it’s due to the Warsaw Community.”