The Dalton Police Department said goodbye to an old friend on Friday afternoon with a ceremony marking the retirement of longtime DPD detective Mack Flood. Detective Flood has served the department for 30 years across two tours of duty with the agency, the first of which began in 1979.
After leaving the law enforcement profession in 1984, Detective Flood worked for several other area business before returning to law enforcement as a deputy with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. In 1987, he rejoined the Dalton Police Department. He has served in a variety of capacities during his years as a DPD officer, including patrol officer, K9 handler, and detective. He made perhaps his biggest impact on criminal investigations though during his time as the department’s crime scene analyst, a role he held up until this afternoon. As a graduate of the FBI’s prestigious National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee (better known as “the body farm”) Detective Flood has helped solve countless cases with his skills as a crime scene investigator. We never did convince CBS to start a “CSI: Dalton” spinoff, though.
The Dalton Police Department wishes Mack all the best in his retirement. Congratulations!
Below: Mack Flood's cake; Chief Jason Parker (left) congratulates Detective Flood after presenting him with his badge at Friday's ceremony; Chief Parker addresses a gathering of officers as Detective Flood (right) looks on; Detective Flood poses before the cutting of his cake; Detective Flood gets the first piece of his cake before mingling with coworkers past and present (click images to see a larger version)