The town extends best wishes to Rehoboth Police Officer William Walker, who retired at the end of December after 23 years on the Rehoboth Police Department.

Last month, Walker was honored at a retirement party at the American Legion Post. Family, friends and co-workers shared memories of Walker’s career and wished him well in his retirement.

State Sen. James E. Timilty, D-Walpole, presented Walker with a citation. Other notable recognitions were given by Selectmen Chairman Frederick “Skip” Vadnais and Police Chief Stephen Enos. MassCop Area Vice President Sgt. James Medeiros and Sgt. Richard Shailor, a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10, also presented Walker with awards.

Walker also was given a custom-made “Rehoboth Police” fishing pole by his fellow officers in the department. Walker began his career with the Rehoboth Police in December 1986. He received numerous commendations throughout his career for his outstanding police work having served as both a patrolman and a detective.