(A)   I.C. 7.1-2-2-11.5 permits retired law enforcement officers to retain service weapons, badges, and identification cards with certain stipulations and conditions, and it is in the best interest of the town to permit a retired police officer with at least 20 years of service as a law enforcement officer to retain his or her service weapon.
   (B)   In recognition of the officer’s service to the Culver Police Department and to the public, a retiring officer is entitled to receive a badge that indicates that the officer is retired. Further, the officer who is retiring shall have an identification card stating the officer’s name and rank, signifying that the officer is retired, and noting the officer’s authority to retain his or her service weapon, as provided by the Indiana Code.
   (C)   This recognition of retired officers by allowing them to retain their service weapon upon the conditions set forth herein and by state statute is prospective only.
(Ord. 2017-014, passed 12-12-2017)