Head Of Massachusetts State Police Stepping Down

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The head of the Massachusetts State Police announced Wednesday she's stepping down.

Col. Kerry Gilpin, 49, is retiring, effective November 15. She was appointed as Superintendent of the force back in November 2017, and served the State Police for 25 years.

"Serving as the Colonel/Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police has been the greatest honor of my professional life," Gilpin said in a statement. "I want to thank Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito for the trust they placed in me to lead this agency and to implement critically important operational and fiscal reforms."

It wasn't yet clear who her replacement will be.

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