Longtime Twinsburg Officer April Blubaugh recently retired from the Twinsburg Police Department, after 29 and a half years of service.

According to the department’s Facebook page, she began her career as a dispatcher in 1988, then in 1992 became its first full-time female officer.

She worked in the detective bureau, as a traffic officer and in the patrol division. Her retirement was effective Dec. 31, 2017.

"April was one of the hardest working officers we had and although we will miss her, we wish her well in whatever she chooses to do next," said the department’s Facebook page.

In other police department news, Twinsburg residents Beverly Teeter and her husband were recognized and thanked at City Council’s Jan. 9 meeting for a donation which allowed the department to purchase a protective vest for K-9 officer Caesar.

Police Chief Chris Noga presented Mrs. Teeter with a plaque that included photos of Caesar and retired K-9 officer Yasso.

Caesar’s handler Yamil Encarnacion was on hand with the dog, which sported the new vest, and spoke briefly, thanking Mrs. Teeter for the donation.