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Yakima Police Chief retires

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- After seven years as Yakima Police Chief, Sam Granato is retiring. Granato is set to retire on January 1st.

Before coming to Yakima, Granato was Police Chief in Kingsville, Texas. He's the first Yakima Police Chief hired from outside of the department.

The City Manager had not decided when the chief position will be filled, but plans to appoint an interim chief in the new few weeks.