After working for more than thirty-one years in the city, San Marino Police Chief Tim Harrigan told The Tribune over the weekend of his intention to retire from the post on December 31.
“This is indeed bittersweet,” Harrigan said. “I have enjoyed the community and the men and women of this outstanding police department. The city staff and my peers, I will miss them the most. The day-to-day contact with these wonderful people will be difficult to replace.
Harrigan, 55, started his career in public service as one of the city’s first paramedics with the San Marino Fire Department in 1983. San Marino in 1981. In October, 1983, he was hired as a police officer and swiftly moved through the ranks as he was named Corporal in 1986, Sergeant in 1987, Lieutenant in 1993 and Captain in 2005.
In July, 2012 he was named Chief of Police.
Harrigan said he “will get more involved in volunteer work. More than what I have done in the past.”
“Right now, the organization is positioned extremely well,” Harrigan said. “Whoever comes in, that person will be able to take the program to the next level and improve on things that I have done. As for me, personally, I am extremely blessed to have worked for so long in this wonderful community.”
In a press release distributed on Monday by the City of San Marino, it was also announced that David Saldaña, Director of Planning and Building, will also retire in December after twenty-four years.
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