Donna Kingman the day before her last shift at SLTPD
What does a police officer do after they retire?
Hunt for Bigfoot, of course.
That is what South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Donna Kingman said she’ll be doing after hanging up her shield after 29 years of working in the community. Her official last day is April 30, but Thursday was her last shift working in uniform.
Of course, she won’t be hunting for Bigfoot in cold, shaded areas as she’ll be seeking sun and a life of being “footloose and fancy free.”
The South Tahoe High graduate (she was a member of the class of 1984) has lived most of her life on the South Shore, leaving only to earn a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University.
After a life of service to the local community, Kingman and her husband will be doing a lot of traveling. When asked what she’ll be doing on her first day of retirement, she answered without hesitation, “sleeping in!” Of course, with someone who normally wakes up just before 4:00 a.m. for a 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. shift, sleeping in could be mean rising before most of us wake up.