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Madison Police Chief Mike Koval retiring

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says he is retiring.

Koval made the announcement on Sunday on his daily blog, saying that starting on Monday Assistant Chief Vic Wahl will be interim chief until the city hires a permanent replacement.

Koval said in his blog he had spent his entire career as a police officer, except for two years in the FBI. His career began in 1983.

Koval, a lifelong Madison resident, recalled that during his career he was shot at twice, bitten, spat upon, sued, and also received death threats. But he added that he also saw a lot of good things, like “wayward kids and families embraced and helped by cops.” He says he also witnessed acts of valor and selfless service.

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