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Newtown police chief announces his retirement

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Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe (WFSB file photo) Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe (WFSB file photo)
NEWTOWN, CT (AP) -

The police chief who led Newtown's response to the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is retiring.

The Newtown Police Commission on Tuesday night accepted a letter of retirement from Police Chief Michael Kehoe, who has led the department for 14 years.

The 60-year-old Kehoe was among those who responded to the December 14, 2012 shooting that left 20 students and six educators dead. A review of the response by the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association found the department responded quickly and appropriately to the shooting.

Two members of the department, Sgt. Steven Santucci and dispatcher Jason Chiklos, were charged last month with distributing steroids inside the police station.

Kehoe told the Newtown Bee that his decision to retire had nothing to do with those arrests.

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