Chief Dennis Bachman announced his retirement via email this morning around 8:15.
Bachman says he is retiring for personal reasons but would not elaborate. His last day on the job will be May 31st.
Deputy Chief Manuel Borrego will assume the duties of acting chief until a new chief is named.
Chief Bachman has been with the WFPD for nearly 30 years. He joined the force on March 1, 1982 and was promoted to Chief, September 21, 2004.
In a release through the city of Wichita Falls Chief Bachman said, "It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Wichita Falls as a law enforcement officer. Our job is demanding and at times extremely dangerous but the positive impact that the men and women who wear the badge have in our community outweighs those challenges. Law enforcement is important and meaningful. Our officers and support personnel do a fantastic job ensuring that their fellow citizens live and work in a safe, secure city. I commend them and wish them my best as I head to retirement."
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