City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor

NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT:   Holmes' statement on Diaz retirement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
4/8/2013  1:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602

“With best wishes for a happy retirement (and some envy), I must say it has been an honor to work with Chief John Diaz during a challenging time for the Seattle Police Department and the City as a whole. He has helped prepare SPD for the reform effort now under way, and richly deserves some R&R before pursuing the next chapter in his life. I hope he will remain involved in police reform efforts throughout the country. I look forward to working with Interim Chief Jim Pugel to continue to advance these critical reforms and to ensure that public safety remains our first priority for Seattle.”