Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe to Retire
**Sandy Hook Facts Exclusive **
SandyHookFacts.com somberly breaks the news that reliable sources close to Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe are stating that the Chief is going to retire effective January 1, 2016.
A public servant and a champion for his town, Chief Kehoe gained national prominence leading his police department through the worst elementary school massacre this nation has ever experienced, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. Twenty first graders and six teachers were killed when a shooter stormed the school with an AR-15 rifle.
The leadership Chief Kehoe displayed during that period capped over three decades of public service. Chief Kehoe began his career with the Newtown Police Department as a patrol officer in 1978. He worked his way through the ranks, earning promotions to Sergeant and Captain. He was appointed Chief of Police in 2001 where he has served for over fourteen years.
Chief Kehoe was honored by the Police Commissioners Association in 2014 and has been the key note speakers at symposiums to law enforcement officers on active shooter response.
SandyHookFacts.com has had some dealings with Chief Kehoe where, very likely, Chief Kehoe considered us a pain since we were pursuing Freedom of Information requests. In every dealing, Chief Kehoe was responsive, timely, courteous, and professional.
SandyHookFacts.com salutes Chief Michael Kehoe, a patriot and honorable public servant.