Fresno police deputy chief Pat Farmer retires

The deputy chief joined the police department back in 1985.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The deputy chief of the Fresno Police Department, Pat Farmer, is entering retirement this holiday weekend.

An emotional final sign-off took place on Friday during a celebration for Farmer's more than 36-year career with the police department.

The deputy chief joined the police department back in 1985.

Since then, he rose through the ranks and was even acting police chief at a time when then-police chief Jerry Dyer had surgery in 2019.

Action News asked the current Fresno mayor about Farmer.

Dyer said: "His work ethic is second to none. He is 100% loyal to our community. And, his compassion for people is sincere".

Farmer says he will continue to teach at Fresno State, as he begins his retirement years.

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