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Raytown Police Chief to retire next month after 43 years with department

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 23:25:12-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After 43 years with the Raytown Police Department, Chief of Police James B. Lynch will retire on Feb. 14.

Lynch said in a statement, “Law enforcement is one of the most rewarding careers and I am glad to have been able to be a part of it. I am thankful for the personal and professional relationships that were made along the way. I am honored to have served with the finest men and women in law enforcement and wish them well in upholding that professional service.”

Lynch started his career with the Raytown Police Department in 1975 as a patrol officer. He would go on to serve in the Traffic Unit and then move on to detective and later investigated major cases in the KC area as part of the metro squad. He became Chief of Police in 2001.