Officials honor officer for 40 years of service


At the Aug. 6 town council meeting, mayor Tim Haak and police chief Robert Knox presented Zionsville Police Dept. Capt. Robert Musgrave a plaque honoring his 40 years with ZPD.

The Town Hall was packed with residents and family members celebrating Musgrave’s milestone.

Haak recalled his first encounter with Musgrave years ago, when he was visiting home from college.

Capt. Robert Musgrave holds his plaque, honoring his 40 years of service.

“My first experience meeting Bob was much like most other people’s, and it will tell you everything you need to know about him,” Haak said. “I had the opportunity to meet with him in the front seat of his patrol car. He sat me down, explained to me what I did wrong, looked me square in the eye and said ‘Tim, you’re a good kid. I know your parents and, more importantly, I know where you live.’ And he sent me home.”

Musgrave is the longest serving full-time police officer in Zionsville.

“40 years doing anything, let alone being a police officer, is quite the accomplishment,” Haak said. “We are grateful and fortunate to have him with us.”

As Knox presented Musgrave with the plaque, he spoke of the many dedicated men and women on Zionsville’s police force. At the top of the list, he said, was Musgrave.

“His dedication to the Zionsville Police Dept. and the Town of Zionsville is second-to-none, and I’m very honored to have worked alongside him for so many years,” Knox said.

Last month, American Legion Post 79 presented Musgrave with the American Legion Dept. of Indiana 6th District Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

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