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Fairbanks police chief plans to retire

By Associated Press 11:19 AM June 20, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

The Fairbanks police chief is planning to retire from the position he has held since 2009.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/sPPLnL) says Laren Zegar’s retirement is effective July 1.

Until the city selects a replacement, Deputy Chief Brad Johnson will serve as interim chief.

City spokeswoman Amber Courtney said Thursday that Zager had long planned to retire and his retirement is not a surprise.

Courtney says Zager does not want to be interviewed about the retirement because he feels it is a non-issue.

Courtney says it’s her understanding that Zager decided to stay longer to help new Mayor John Eberhart, who took office in October.

In a letter to staffers, Zager says his original vision of leading the department for two or three years extended to more than five.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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