Longtime deputy Mike Landis retiring

October 31, 2019 | Featured|Police

By SHARON ROWEN | KAY NEWSCOW

NEWKIRK — Long time Kay County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Landis is hanging up the badge after more than three decades of working in and around law enforcement.

Landis started his career with Newkirk police in June of 1975. He later worked as Newkirk police chief from 1979 to 1998 After retiring from the department he worked as a reserve deputy before going full time in 2007.

Mike Landis shows off his retirement cake designed to look like a Kay County deputy shirt.

“We honored Cpl. Landis today with a well deserved retirement party,” said Sheriff Steve Kelley. “After serving over 34 years of law enforcement, 12 of those serving the citizens of Kay County as a member of the sheriff’s department. To some it is a job, but to him it has always been a calling and it showed through his dedication and hard work he demonstrated everyday. He lived and breathed serving and protecting his fellow citizens. He has the ability to get along with anyone and treats everyone with respect, even if when they were on the wrong side of the law. He showed God’s grace and humility, no matter the situation. He will be missed. However, he plans to continue to serve as a reserve deputy. Thank you Cpl. Landis for all that you have accomplished and enjoy retirement.”

From left, Sheriff Steve Kelley, Mike Landis, and undersheriff Sean Grigsba.
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