Veteran police Officer Scot Taggart has retired after 35 years of service to the town.

A second-generation police officer, Taggart followed in the footsteps of his father, Officer Peter ‘Pete’ Taggart.

Taggart began his career in 1984 as an auxiliary officer before being appointed as a full-time patrolman for the department in March 1987.

Over the course of his career, Taggart held a number of specialty assignments within the department.

Those duties included being the police department’s court prosecutor, evidence and property officer, traffic officer, sex offender compliance officer and field training officer.

Taggart also worked in the bicycle patrol and ATV units during the course of his career.

In the early 1990s, Taggart completed a plainclothes drug assignment.

The police department announced his retirement on its Facebook page this week.

Police noted Taggart is mostly known for his commitment to causes outside of work.

Taggart, known as ‘Tags’, regularly volunteered with the Special Olympics.

He also takes part in countless fundraisers and activities to benefit local charities and the Foxboro community in his free time.

“His sharp wit and distinct sense of humor made Tags a true original. We really are losing one of the best,” the police announcement said.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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