ISP District 22 Commander retiring after nearly 27 years

Captain Harry Masse (Source: ISP)
Captain Harry Masse (Source: ISP)

ULLIN, IL (KFVS) - After nearly 27 years of service with the Illinois State Police, the Commander of District 22 retired on Monday, Oct. 31.

Captain Harry Masse was hired by the ISP in 1984, after serving as a Military Police officer in the Army and working in local law enforcement.

Masse worked in District 15 for 20 years before serving nearly seven years in District 22.

According to the ISP, Captain Masse led District 22 by example and inspired his troops to work harder.  He earned the Medal of Honor twice, the Department Commendation medal, the Lifesaver medal, and the Special Detail medal.

Lieutenant Steve Shields, District 22 Interim Commander, says Captain Masse will be sorely missed.  "I have worked with him for several years, and through our experiences we have forged a life-long friendship.  I look forward to working with him in his new capacity."

Captain Masse will continue his 34 years of law enforcement experience as the Chief Deputy of Pulaski County.

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