A crossing guard near Tommie Barfield Elementary for the past two decades, Islander Lisa Popoff safely guides a young student across the road May 2 on her final day on the job. She accepted a voluntary retirement package from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as part of its cost-cutting initiatives, and said she’d have preferred to have remained on the job for a few more years.

Photo by QUENTIN ROUX, Staff

A crossing guard near Tommie Barfield Elementary for the past two decades, Islander Lisa Popoff safely guides a young student across the road May 2 on her final day on the job. She accepted a voluntary retirement package from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office as part of its cost-cutting initiatives, and said she’d have preferred to have remained on the job for a few more years.

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