Los Alamos police chief to retire, cites health

Posted at: 06/18/2013 3:33 PM
By: The Associated Press

Wayne Torpy
Wayne Torpy

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - The ailing police chief of Los Alamos has announced his retirement.

Wayne Torpy told the Los Alamos Monitor on Monday that he will retire by fall and will help find his replacement.

Torpy suffered a stroke several months ago and then later underwent open heart surgery. He cited the effects of his medical ordeal as the reason behind his decision retire.

He says the decision to retire was the hardest decision he's made in his life.

It is not known when the county will begin a search for a new chief.

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