Luckey honored for service

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
John Luckey, left, was recently presented a plaque by Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly in honor of Luckey's seven years of service on the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force. Luckey, whose last day was April 15 and was marked with a barbecue at the office, joined the task force in 2007 and has been the task force's officer in command since 2011. A retired U.S. Marine, Luckey has moved to Florida, where he and one of his old friends from the Marine Corps will run a private security agency near Daytona, Fla. "They caught me off-guard with the barbecue," he said. "It's been quite an adventure the last seven years, and if I don't have to smell another meth lab ever again, I won't be bothered by that." Epperly said in his time at the task force, Luckey was involved in hundreds of drug busts in Barry County, most of which were related to meth or growing marijuana. The plaque reads, "Presented to OIC John Luckey, honoring seven years of service. Thank you for your honest and faithful service and for your leadership and guidance to the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force and the Barry County Sheriff's Office. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com

John Luckey, left, was recently presented a plaque by Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly in honor of Luckey's seven years of service on the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force.

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