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APD chief to retire at the end of November

David Lynch
November 05, 2017 04:50 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque will not only be getting a new mayor in the next few weeks. The city’s police department will also have a new leader, following current APD Chief Gorden Eden’s announcement that he plans to retire at the end of the month.

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The announcement was made via a letter from Eden to APD employees on Saturday morning, and comes at one of the worst periods for crime in years for the city. Eden states in the letter that he made the decision in March.

“Every day I see you engaging with our community, including witnesses and victims, while showing great passion and commitment to them,” Eden states in the letter. “You truly do serve and protect every day with purpose. Your courage and strength have a profound influence in our community.”

Eden goes on to thank his family for support during his time with the department, as well as APD’s civilian staff and Assistant Chief Robert Huntsman.

“I am proud of what we have accomplished together over the years, and I truly appreciate the support that was always available to me,” Eden states in the letter.

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