After retiring from the Elsmere Bureau of Police, John served 4 years as Deputy Director of the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement for the State of Delaware. John then returned to the Town of Elsmere as the Town Manager where he dedicated another 20 years of service to the residents of Elsmere. Throughout his decades of public service, John established himself as an asset to the Town of Elsmere where his insight was respected by countless colleagues. John’s knowledge, skills, and dedication earned him several commendations and accolades.
Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered on Thursday, December 29, 2022, to honor the many years of public service of former Elsmere Town Manager, Elsmere Chief of Police, and past president of Elsmere Fire Company, John S. Giles, Jr, who passed away on December 18, 2022.