Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirement

Enjoy your retirement John!

We will miss you here at the courthouse.

Barber-turned-peace officer giving up gun, keeping clippers
Bailiff, 71, ends 44-year Comal career
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

NEW BRAUNFELS — John Calentine hung up his holster Tuesday after 44 years behind a badge in Comal County, but he's not quite ready to relinquish his hair clippers.

“Time flies when you're having the time of your life,” said Calentine, reflecting on a career that included 28 years as a sheriff's deputy here before becoming a bailiff in 1995.

He's been a courtroom fixture since then, standing just behind thousands of criminal defendants and civil litigants — prepared to intervene if they approached a judge or tried any other questionable activity.