Tryon holds retirement celebration for police chief

Published 12:25 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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TRYON – The citizens of Tryon were invited to a retirement celebration for Chief of Police Jeff Arrowood at the Harmon Field Log Cabin on Friday.


It was clear from the turnout the community has great affection and appreciation for Arrowood’s 30 years of service to the Town of Tryon. He started in 1993 as a patrol officer and was appointed chief of police in 2003.

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“Earlier this year, I decided it was time to retire, and while I think a few people

were surprised and even thought I might change my mind, I’m certainly looking forward to the

Future,” Arrowood said.


The event was attended by numerous representatives from both the Tryon Town Council and County Council, both past and present. Representatives of local law enforcement agencies from across the county were there to thank Arrowood for his years in law enforcement and

impressive career.


Acting Chief of Police Randall Hodge, who has served the Town of Tryon for five years and previously worked for the county, also expressed gratitude for Arrowood’s mentorship

and guidance during the transition. According to local town officials, Hodge is expected to be

named the full-time chief in the coming weeks.