Sacramento’s Police Chief Retiring

Sacramento’s Police Chief, Rick Braziel, announced his plans for retirement

SACRAMENTO- Sacramento’s Police Chief is retiring.

Chief Rick Braziel announced his plans Wednesday to retire at the end of the year.

He has been the capital city’s police chief since January 2008. Braziel has been with Sacramento Police for 33 years.

Braziel’s father was also an officer in Sacramento, serving for 20 years.

“My job was to run as hard and far as possible, then pass the baton to the next chief who will run faster and farther than me,” said Chief Braziel in a press release.

Braziel was named as one of the top candidates for Seattle’s new police chief in 2010. He later withdrew his name from consideration.