On August 1, 2017 the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Larry M. Pierce honored Major Tom Effler upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Office. He was awarded his badge and service side arm. He was also presented an engraved plaque for his dedicated service to the County of Wayne. Major Effler began working for the County of Wayne on July 13, 1983 and retired on July 31, 2017. The Board of Commissioners wished Major Tom Effler well in his retirement.