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Officials fear mass retirement of Minnesota police

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BEMIDJI — The nightmare scenario for police chiefs and sheriffs in Minnesota is this: On May 31, 2014, more than 1,000 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement personnel across Minnesota will retire.

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It’s remote, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp said, but it’s possible.

“Sometime in the next 11 months we’re going to have a never-before-seen migration of officers who are going to retire,” he said.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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