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Largo police chief to run against one of his bosses



LARGO -- Police Chief John Carroll is retiring, but it sounds like we'll be seeing him again next year.

Carroll, 54, retires on Sept. 6. He'll hand over the reins to Deputy Chief Jeffrey Undestad, who is 48.

What will Carroll do once he's no longer calling the shots at Largo's Police Department? First he'll take a long trip out West with his wife, Linda.

Then he plans to run for Largo City Commission next year, when four seats will be up for election - those held by Woody Brown, Harriet Crozier, Robert Murray and Michael Smith.

Carroll says he hasn't decided which seat to run for yet.

Largo political insiders believe that Brown, the current vice mayor, would be the toughest to beat. That leaves one of the other three. 

[Last modified: Friday, August 23, 2013 3:31pm]


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