EUGENE, Ore. -- A retirement ceremony was held for former Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns at First Baptist Church Tuesday morning.
There were several speakers at the celebration who spoke about Kerns' accomplishments over his past 34 years of service.
Kerns was named the Chief of Police for the Eugene Police Department in 2008, but he's been working with EPD since 1983.
"I feel really honored that folks went to so much work to celebrate my career. It's pretty humbling to have a job like this and trying to do my best to serve the community, and then be thanked in a way like this...I feel very very grateful," said Kerns.
Following retirement, he will be serving the community as the Chief of Staff for St. Vincent de Paul.