59 year old Mike Flowers retired Friday after 35 years without a sick day. According to a report in Time Magazine, Flowers learned a lesson from his parents as a boy: Get up and get going every day, no matter what. The message stuck in a serious way, and Flowers is now retiring after a 35-year career as a police officer without ever having taken a sick day. Flowers was a captain who oversees the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s east precinct and tactical team. Read the full story here.