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Congratulations to Chief Pugel on His Retirement

The Seattle Police Department would like to congratulate Assistant Chief Jim Pugel on his retirement.  A native son, Chief Pugel grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. He went on to serve his city for a long and distinguished 31-year career with the Seattle Police Department where he started as a volunteer and tackled a challenging array of assignments during his tenure, including an appointment as Interim Chief.

SPD hopes that in his retirement, Chief Pugel will continue to champion the cause of harm reduction, and that he will have a bit more time to root for his Washington Huskies—especially the rowing program—where he rowed as an undergrad, and now as a member of the Women’s’ and Men’s Rowing Board.

Congratulations, Chief.  You’ve earned it.

Harry Bailey
Interim Chief of Police