Osage Beach officials host a retirement party today for Police Chief David Severson, who announced his retirement last Thursday – effective immediately – citing health reasons. Severson came to Osage Beach seven years ago, after taking early retirement from the Anaheim, California police department. He has served as Chief of Police since August, 2005. The city is throwing a retirement reception for Chief Severson, hosted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, this afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome.