SHIP BOTTOM - Ship Bottom Police Chief Paul Sharkey retired on Friday after 36 years of service in the Borough of Ship Bottom. 

Sharkey was hired as a police officer in 1984 and was promoted to chief in 1993 at the young age of 29.
His officers wrote the following today to honor the Chief. 

"He showed us what it means to lead by example. He served our community with integrity, honor, humility, and professionalism."

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Chief, there aren’t enough “thank you’s” to go around for everything you’ve done for us. The knowledge you’ve passed on to each and every one of us.

You started your career as a Patrolman and you’re ending it as a Legend.

Congratulations on a long and rewarding career. Enjoy your next chapter, Chief. You earned it!"