Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent retires

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Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent has retired, the city announced Friday, ending a nearly four-decade-long long career in law enforcement.

The lifelong Worcester resident and U.S. Army veteran joined the department in 1986 and advanced through its ranks, from patrolman, to detective, to the gang and vice units and to a deputy chief post he served in for nine years.

In 2016, Worcester’s then-City Manager Ed Augustus chose Sargent to head the department, following the retirement of former Chief Gary J. Gemme.

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