ECTOR COUNTY - The Ector County Sheriff's Office said farewell to one of their own on Thursday.
Lieutenant Roy Gladden is retiring after serving more than 40 years in law enforcement.
A retirement party was held at the sheriff's office in his honor.
Gladden has also worked with the Odessa Police Department, the Sonora Police Department and the Sutton County Sheriff's Office.
He's received numerous awards over the years including the master peace officer certificate.