The Corpus Christi Police Department said farewell Friday to officers and civilians who have decided to retire after many years on the force.

11 members of the department were honored Friday at Del Mar College's Center for Economic Development. They served a total of 253 combined years, including John Little, who was with the department for 15 years.

"CCPD was an awesome job. It's really good job. I highly recommend it for anybody looking for an adventurous job and anyone that wants to help the community," Detective John Little said. "I have a really good memory of everything that we did."

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