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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Third Time's a Charm


David Oringderff, affectionately known as ‘Doc’ has served with the Adrian police department since 2014, and through his vast resume has ‘retired’ several times- but this time he’s determined to make it stick. Since his first job at a supermarket at age 14 (which he lied about his age to get the job) David served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1976; spent time with the Texas National Guard; served as a peace officer and later as a police chief in Blue Mound TX; then back to the Army 1981 to 1995 where retired as a Major. He found himself back in law enforcement in 1996 during which time he finished his PhD in clinical psychology and used his training as a mental health advisor on the hostage negotiation team in Comal county TX. 

In 2014, he became a licensed police officer in the state of Missouri and since has made his home in Adrian. David also is a Professor of Psychology and Religion at Cherry Hill Seminary in Columbia SC, and is the chair of the Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy Department there as well. Thank you for your service David, enjoy your retirement!