A corporal with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept. is celebrating his 50th year on the force.
Cpl. Clifford Perry Jr., a 50-year veteran of SCMPD, was among the officers who received an award on Tuesday at a Years of Service ceremony.
Forty-two officers were recognized. But the day belonged to Perry, who joined the police department in 1963 and is believed to be the only Savannah police officer to ever reach half a century of service.
The Financial Crimes investigator was not expecting attention for doing the job he's always done.
Perry also works at the Savannah Civic Center, where the ceremony was held.
"It's a long time. It's a long time. I would have two jobs. I've always had a second job. I still have a second job," he said.
He said the hardest part about being a police officer is walking a beat in the winter.
Other officers honored for years of service:
Capt. Carl Ramey and Sgt. Joseph Wright for 30 years
Capt. Kerry Thomas for 25 years
Sgt. LaPrentice Mayes, Star Cpl. Diane Williams, APO Roy Ricardo, and APO Peter "Mike" Ramsey for 20 years
Sgt. Yujean Foster, APO Marilyn Anderson, Ms. Cora Garman, Ms. Cheryl Jones, and Ms. Shondia Ward for 15 years
Sgt. Cameron Kovach, APO David Arbizo, APO Bryan Carelock, APO Rodney Cooper, Det. Corey Cotton, APO Kenneth Leach, APO Carl Meadows, APO Jeffrey Mikloucich, APO Christina Windsor, APO Jorge Tupaci, Mr. Luisander Muniz, Ms. Gianna Nelson, and Ms. Dendee Scott for 10 years
APO Philip Berger, APO Larry Brown, APO Ruben Colon, APO Kevin Fikes, APO Bryan Holler, Det. Wesley Johnson, Det. Charles Pugh, APO Daniel Stephenson, Det. Abby Blaser, Det. Tamara Jackson-Glover, Det. Jason Manley, Ptl. Tarra Smith, Mr. James Dale, Ms. Chantel McIver, Ms. Judith Miller, Ms. Azeezah Sharif for five years