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California police chief who oversaw terror response retires

August 16, 2019
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan takes a question at a news conference in San Bernardino, Calif. Burguan, the Southern California police chief who coordinated the law enforcement response following the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack is retiring. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 is the last day on the job for Burguan after 27 years with the department. In an email to staff this week, Burguan called it an honor to serve as chief, a role he assumed in 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan takes a question at a news conference in San Bernardino, Calif. Burguan, the Southern California police chief who coordinated the law enforcement response following the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack is retiring. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 is the last day on the job for Burguan after 27 years with the department. In an email to staff this week, Burguan called it an honor to serve as chief, a role he assumed in 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Southern California police chief who coordinated the law enforcement response following the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack is retiring.

Friday is the last day on the job for San Bernardino police Chief Jarrod Burguan after 27 years with the department. In an email to staff this week, Burguan called it an honor to serve as chief, a role he assumed in 2013.

In December 2015 terrorists entered a holiday gathering for county employees and opened fire, killing 14 people and wounding 22.

Burguan tells the San Bernardino Sun it was the biggest event he dealt with during his career.

A retired police captain recalled Burguan had sent numerous emails to law enforcement personnel after the attack expressing how proud he was of their professionalism and heroism that day.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.sbsun.com

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