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Best Wishes to Police Lt. Bret Johnson who has retired from the Kannapolis Police Department after 28 years of service.

“I have enjoyed helping the everyone in Kannapolis, especially the underdogs. The sense of family and being a member of a team here at the department is something I will never forget,” Bret commented.

“Bret was a great asset to the department and will be missed. You could always count on him having your back in dangerous situations,” Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis commented.

He will be staying busy in his retirement. He has taken a position as a substitute teacher and head baseball coach at China Grove Middle School.

Johnson, a native of Enochville, served the department in the patrol, traffic, criminal investigations, and Vice Divisions, during his tenure with the department.

He is a graduate of the basic law enforcement academy, Western Carolina University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and LaSalle University where he earned a master’s degree in criminal justice.

During his career he received several honors including the Mothers of Murdered Offspring’s Officer of the Year; a Citation for Meritorious Action and the Chief’s Award of Excellence.

He is active in his church, First Reform in Landis. He and his wife, Wanda, have a son, Blake and a daughter, Morgan.


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