Winchester, Va. - As the year comes to a close, so does Lenny Millholland's tenure as Winchester’s City Sheriff.
After serving the city for 36 years, Millholland is finally retiring.
"I just want to thank all the people that have made my profession for the last 36 years. And if I ruined your day, I hope I didn't ruin it that bad," he joked.
Upon becoming the city's sheriff in 2002, Millholland made a promise to himself that he would do everything in his power to keep the courthouse and the people in it safe.
Under his leadership x-ray machines and metal detectors became standard fixtures at the courthouse.
"I can honestly say that I’ve been very limited on complaints. I've had a great group of people, and I couldn't have asked for a better situation to have been put in."
And on his last day, Millholland was the last to leave the building - ensuring that he kept that promise until his last moments on the job.Republican Les Taylor will take over Millolland's seat starting Wednesday, January 1, 2014.