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Clearwater honors retiring police Chief Sid Klein

CLEARWATER

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to say a final farewell to outgoing Clearwater police Chief Sid Klein, who retired Friday afternoon. During the ceremony at the Harborview Center, Klein was presented with a key to the city and his retirement badge, then honored by speakers for his 29 years of service with the department and his 47-year career in law enforcement. At 3:45 p.m., a dispatcher announced over police radio that command was officially transferred from Klein to new Chief Anthony "Tony" Holloway. For about 40 minutes, those who came to see Klein on his last day gathered to shake his hand and offer congratulations. In a final gesture of respect, Klein's officers led a procession to escort him out of the city.

Clearwater honors retiring police Chief Sid Klein 02/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:13pm]
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