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Phillip D. Morse, U.S. Capitol Police Chief, to retire

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The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police will retire at the end of May.

Phillip D. Morse, who served 28 years with Capitol Police, will move to the private sector, the Capitol Police confirmed Monday.

Morse has served as chief since 2006.

"My tenure as Chief of Police has been an honor and the capstone of my federal law enforcement career," Morse said, according to the Washington Post. "It was a difficult decision to leave a Department where I have spent more than half my life. However, I feel that this is the right time for me personally and professionally. Further, my new position will allow me to spend more time with my family."

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