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State police colonel, lieutenant colonel announce retirement
By Associated Press, 5/4/2004 16:45
BOSTON (AP) The head of the Massachusetts State Police and another high-ranking state police official abruptly announced their retirements on Tuesday, offering no reasons for suddenly stepping down.
Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Col. Thomas J. Foley and Lt. Col. Bradley G. Hibbard announced their retirements Tuesday, leaving after a combined 54 years with the force.
The men issued a joint statement saying they were proud of their service to the department and the advancements made under their command.
''This department has reached a level of expertise and professionalism that the public can truly be proud of,'' their statement said.
The State Police did not give an explanation for the abrupt joint announcement.
''Their leadership and guidance have been instrumental in elevating the level of professionalism and excellence in service provided by this department over the past two years,'' State Police said in a prepared statement.