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Troy police chief retires after 40 years in law enforcement

January 12, 2018 04:40 PM

Troy Police Chief John Tedesco officially retires Friday.

A farewell ceremony for his walkout was held Friday morning at the Troy Police Station.

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Tedesco has been the police chief since 2010. He's been in law enforcement for more than 40 years.

He's now battling ALS.

"The chief began his career as a police officer in 1976 – 41 years ago. To give you some perspective, more than 60 percent of today's department hadn't even been born yet," pointed out Troy Mayor Patrick Madden, as the crowd chuckled. "I'm not saying you're old. The point I want to make is it's rare today to see that kind of commitment to any job – particularly one that includes the stresses of being a police officer."

"We've been together through some very difficult times, we've had a lot of success, but the most important thing is we stand here today as one. That is the hallmark of a great organization. A great organization is only as good as the people in it. Let me tell you, there's nobody better," pointed out Tedesco.

NewsChannel 13 congratulates him and wishes him all the best.

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