With one day to go before his retirement starts, Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar is surprised it got here so quickly.
"When I announced it, it seemed so far away," Amirfar said. "I can't believe it's here already. I'm not sure I'm ready."
Amirfar announced his retirement in early March of this year and at the end of his shift on Thursday, he will hand the reins off to Capt. Miguel Pacheco and Capt. Steve Williams. The two men will both serve as interim police chief, in turns, with Pacheco taking the first four months and Williams taking the next four months.
While there are a few items Amirfar might not be able to check off his to-do list, he can look back on a career that has well-served the Turlock community.
"It's about wanting to take care of the community and wanting to make a difference."
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