PHOTOS: Formal farewell to retiring Niskayuna police officer

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Bagpipes are a tradition at Niskayuna's police retirement ceremonies. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Bagpipes are a tradition at Niskayuna’s police retirement ceremonies. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Retiree Alan Bell hugs his children, 12-year-old Abby and 9-year-old Jordan. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Retiree Alan Bell hugs his children, 12-year-old Abby and 9-year-old Jordan. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Niskayuna police officer Alan Bell walks down the stairs of Town Hall during his retirement ceremony. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Niskayuna police officer Alan Bell walks down the stairs of Town Hall during his retirement ceremony. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart