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Deputy Chief Kelly Rosenow retires

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Kelly Rosenow, announced retirement Friday as Dep. Police Chief for YPD Kelly Rosenow, announced retirement Friday as Dep. Police Chief for YPD

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Deputy Chief Kelly Rosenow officially retired at 5:00 p.m. after he submitted an official resignation letter to City Manager Dick Zais early Friday morning.

In Rosenow's letter he stated, "I appreciated the opportunity to work for the City of Yakima, but after thirty four years of law enforcement experience (reserve and sworn) it is time to retire and seek new challenges."

Rosenow started his law enforcement career at the Toppenish Police Department. He was hired as Yakima's deputy chief in August of 2008. The position was created to insulate the Police Chief Sam Granato from the command staff.

Controversy surrounded Rosenow when the YPD command staff filed a vote of "No Confidence" regarding Rosenow's ability to do his job as deputy chief.

Rosenow says he plans to spend time with his family and pursue other interests.

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