Rapid City's police chief is calling it a career after three decades in law enforcement.
Steve Allender says he will retire at the end of May. The 52-year-old Belle Fourche native began his career 29 years ago with the force in that city, spending two years there before moving on to the Rapid City Police Department in 1985. He was named chief in 2007.
Allender says the low point in his career came three years ago, when two of his officers were shot and killed and third was injured in a confrontation with a suspect who also died in the exchange of gunfire.
Allender says he feels the time is right to retire. He has no specific plans but looks forward to spending more time with his family.
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