Vernon served at Hamilton DHQ, Brantford, Brantford Township, Prescott, Renfrew and Lindsay Detachments, Toronto DHQ, Downsview DHQ, Staff Inspections Branch and Central Records Branch before retiring as a Chief Superintendent from Field Operations Division on December 31, 1985. Vernon is survived by his wife, Janice, predeceased by his two sons Dennis and Darryl.