Second-generation deputy retiring
A second generation Johnson County Sheriff's deputy is set to retire Friday. After 26 years of service Master Deputy Andy Everson will retire.
Everson is a second-generation deputy following in the footsteps of his father Sergeant Don Everson who retired from the sheriff's office in 1993 after 23 years of service. He leaves behind a third generation of Everson's to continue carrying out this family tradition. His daughter Cali Boyd has five years of service with the office working in detention.
Everson's career began May 18, 1981, when he was assigned -- like all new recruits -- to work in the jail, which at that time was still in the Johnson County Courthouse. During his career he worked in road patrol, warrants and court services/transportation divisions of the sheriff's office.
"Andy was a deputy who quietly did his job but made a big impact on the department," said Johnson County Sherriff Frank Denning. "It's employees like Andy that keep this organization running every day and we will miss him."
Everson also had a special niche. He was the pilot for the office from 1990 until 2002, flying more than 742,000 miles transporting more than 1,800 inmates. In addition, he has logged more than 1.1 million miles on the road transporting more than 15,000 inmates during his career.
Everson graduated from De Soto High School in May 1975 and is now an Olathe resident.
The retirement ceremony for Everson will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex located at the Operations Building 27747 W. 159th St., New Century AirCenter.