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Chief Thom Carr's retirement party

See larger Sandy Moore cuts the cake. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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Sandy Moore cuts the cake. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

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  • Police Foundation Bill Morris presents Carr with a set of golf clubs. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Led by police captain Dave Baer, police and fire-rescue personnel present one last salute. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr receives what Fire Chief Mike Murphy calls 'the perfect gift' - the game ball from the inter-department softball game. Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Dick Shanahan struck a serious note, thanking the chief for his service. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle
  • Sandy Moore cuts the cake. Retiring Police Chief Thom Carr was honored by a party Thursday at the Marco Island History Museum. Lance Shearer/Special to the Eagle

Over 150 well-wishers gathered to honor soon-to-be former Police Chief Carr at the Rose History Auditorium Thursday evening, for a sendoff that also had elements of a sendup. The get-together included both tender, heartfelt tributes, and tongue in cheek ribaldry, which provided greater entertainment value.

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