Sorenson turns in his badge for goodDennis Sorenson has spent half his life working for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
Dennis Sorenson has spent half his life working for the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
“Twenty-six years is a lot in this business,” he said last week. “It’s time for something different.”
The 52-year-old retired Thursday, spanning a career that started in the jail and ended up as a lieutenant.
“Being a law enforcement officer has been a great career,” he said. “I have had no regrets.”
The Spring Valley native spent three years working part-time for Pierce County, Spring Valley and Elmwood police before coming to Pierce County full-time in 1986.
Sorenson was a member of the Spring Valley Ambulance when Bill Stewart and Bob Rhiel talked him into joining law enforcement. After becoming certified, he learned on the job quickly.
“One of my first weeks in Spring Valley, there was a weekend in which we had domestic abuse, child abuse cases and bar fights,” he said. “I grew up in that town and never thought it would be that busy.”
For more please read the Feb. 22 print version of the Herald.