Mark Raney

Parsons Police Officer Mark Raney speaks to the Parsons Rotary Club about his decision to serve the community as a law enforcement officer. Raney is a retired major in the Marines and holds a doctorate in business.

When given the opportunity in life to retire early and be able to do what one wants, it is few who would likely decide to become a police officer, starting on the lowest rung, but that is the choice Mark Raney recently made.

Raney grew up in Altamont and graduated from Labette County High School. He joined the Marine Corp the fall of his senior year and spent the next 23 years serving. He followed that up with 13 years working in U.S. Special Operations Command as a government civilian, for a total of 36 years in service to the nation.

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