ALERT: Dublin Chief Jay Vest to retire



Dublin Town Council will announce the retirement of Police Chief Jay Vest tonight, according to the agenda for council’s monthly meeting.

Vest has served the town of Dublin for the past 31 years and has been its chief for 14 years. The announcement will be made near the end of tonight’s 7 p.m. council meeting, which will be held in council chambers on the upper floor of Dublin Town Hall.

According to The Southwest Times’ archives, Vest began his law enforcement career as a dispatcher with Giles County Sheriff’s Office. He later was promoted to road deputy and investigator.

Vest worked briefly at Pulaski Police Department before joining Dublin’s department as a patrol officer in 1981. He worked his way up to the rank of captain before being named chief of police in September 1997.

Council appointed him to the chief’s position after former chief Russ Gwaltney resigned.



2 Responses to ALERT: Dublin Chief Jay Vest to retire

  1. Sgt Billy Ritter

    October 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Congrats to you and your family on your upcoming retirement. Your actions and honor will be missed by the community and we appreciate all the years and dedication you gave to the Town of Dublin and Pulaski County; and especially to us, your fellow law enforcement brothers and sisters.

    SGT. Billy Ritter
    Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

  2. Anna Tickle

    October 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm


    I love you so much, and I’m so proud to be your daughter. You taught me to love and respect all people and treat others the way you would want to treat them. You are the most selfless person I’ve ever known. I can’t wait to spend more time with you. I know Ronnie is looking down smiling right now at you. You were the kind of father that never brought your work home and I never knew the “Officer” side of you because you were always daddy. We are so proud and happy for you.


    Anna Marie

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