I'm a county employee and have a 25 year retirement. I was very fortunate to start my career at 24. I can walk away at 49, fully vested, with healthcare. I've got 11 years and some change left. In addition to that, I have 17+ years of service in a volunteer fire department that offers a 25 year retirement. Seven and some change and I am fully vested in that and can start collecting at 65 along with SS.
I've worked the streets for a long time, but hopefully I wont miss it too bad. I'll take a year or so off and find something else to do until I can start collecting on my other retirements.