The Dalton Police Department celebrated the retirement of longtime DPD detective Mack Flood on Friday. Detective Flood has served the department for 30 years across two tours of duty with the agency, the first of which began in 1979.
After leaving the law enforcement profession in 1984, Detective Flood worked for several other area business before returning to law enforcement as a deputy with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. In 1987, he rejoined the Dalton Police Department. He has served in a variety of capacities during his years as a DPD officer, including patrol officer, K9 handler, and detective.
Officials said he made perhaps his biggest impact on criminal investigations though during his time as the department’s crime scene analyst, a role he held up until Friday afternoon.
As a graduate of the FBI’s National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, (better known as “the body farm”) Detective Flood has helped solve countless cases with his skills as a crime scene investigator.
Retiring Dalton Police Department Detective Mack Flood poses before a ceremony marking his retirement after 30 years of service to the agency.