After serving with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, Sergeant Rick Millard will be retiring Friday, April 1. Millard has worked as a deputy, corporal/detective, and sergeant here in the Morongo Basin. He started his career with the Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer with search and rescue and finished as the sergeant coordinator for search and rescue. Millard also volunteered as a reserve officer with the Cathedral City Police Department for two years before becoming a full-time deputy with San Bernardino County. During his career, he was a member of the swift water/dive rescue team for 14 years, bike patrol for 11 years, and with the off-highway vehicle enforcement team for 17 years. As a deputy, he was a field training officer and trained 26 new deputies. Prior to his career as a Sheriff’s deputy, Millard served as a Marine for 21 years. Millard will be released to the custody of his wife, Karen, and plans to start training to run marathons.