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Long Time Okoboji Police Officer Receives Special Recognition Upon Retiring

Wed 9-11-2019

(Okoboji)-- A longtime police officer for the city of Okoboji who’s retiring received some special recognition at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Mitch Watters has been in law enforcement for some 40 years or so. He’s been on the Okoboji police force since 1999. Chief Jason Peterson thanked Watters for his years of service to the city...Watters01 

"Mitch, thanks to your service to the Okoboji Police Department, the citizens of Okoboji, for over 20 years. Congratulations on your retirement. Thank you." 

Watters expressed his gratitude to the city...Watters02 

"I don't know what to say really other than thank you. It's been a wonderful career here and happy to end it on a good note with the city of Okoboji."

Prior to his service with the city of Okoboji, Watters served as a reserve officer with the city of Arnolds Park. Following that he moved to Osceola county where he served as a sheriff’s deputy and worked in a law enforcement capacity with the Osceola County Conservation Department. He then was elected Sheriff of Osceola county. Watters then moved to Okoboji where he joined the police department in 1999.