Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 | 11:56 a.m.
After 32½ years with Metro Police, Assistant Sheriff Ray Flynn will retire in January.
His official biography on Metro’s website says he was born in New York City and joined the department in 1980.
Flynn, the site also says, worked in numerous capacities within the department, from patrol and crime prevention to the K-9 unit, traffic and organized crime.
In 1998, he was appointed to deputy chief in human resources division; in 1999 he commanded investigative services; and in 2003, Sheriff Bill Young named Flynn an assistant sheriff.
Flynn's bio also says;
* He earned a master's degree from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in justice administration; a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Southwest in criminal justice; and an associate’s degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
* He received Metro’s Medal of Honor for actions during a hostage situation, and was on the hostage/crisis negotiations team for 14 years; and was an adjunct faculty member with the Community College of Southern Nevada, now known as the College of Southern Nevada.
* He received Metro’s Meritorious Service Award for delivering $2 million in donations raised by Metro for the families of police and firefighters killed in the World Trade Center attack.
His last day is Jan. 18.