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Police chief announces retirement

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2013

Florence Police Chief Ray Gutierrez

Florence Police Chief Ray Gutierrez announced yesterday that he is retiring from the force, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Gutierrez, 60, has been in law enforcement for almost 40 years. He began his career in 1977 with the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, then joined the Florence police department in 1981, first as a patrolman, later promoted to sergeant, then lieutenant. He was officially appointed to chief in January 2012.

In a letter to the press, Gutierrez said, “… it is time to hang up the gun belt and dust off the fishing pole.

For the complete article see the 11-20-2013 issue.

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