The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is losing two long-time employees who are "trading the tension for a pension."

Sheriff Mike Tubbs hosted a luncheon June 19 for Sgt. Lucille Kennedy White who has worked with the department for 21 years and Major Terry Wyatt, who has served for 24 years.

White began her career serving criminal papers, and worked in the jail before becoming a radio dispatcher. She became the first Director of TRIAD, a commitment between the Sheriff, Chief of Police and retired workers implemented to improve the quality of life for senior citizens, and is retiring as the elderly abuse investigator.

"When you get older, people expect you to do crazy things and I am fixing to start living while I am living," White said.

Wyatt began his career as a patrol deputy and worked his way up the ranks, serving as shift lieutenant, as an investigator, as a sergeant in investigations and is retiring as the chief criminal investigator.

Wyatt said his future plans include a lot of "honey-dos."

Tubbs commended White and Wyatt for their years of service and presented them with a plaque of appreciation.

"Both Lucille and Terry are very good at what they do and we are going to miss them," Tubbs said.