FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/28/2014
Councilmember Bruce A. Harrell
Councilmember Harrell Statement on Assistant Chief Pugel Retirement
Seattle – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, issued the following statement today in response to the announcement that Assistant Chief Jim Pugel will retire:
"I thank Jim for his three decades of dedicated service, protecting and serving the great people of Seattle. Jim will be remembered as one of the best officers to ever serve the Seattle Police department. Graduating from the University of Washington and living in Seattle all of his life, without a doubt, Jim was committed to creating the best police department in the country. In my time and work with Jim, he has always been honest and direct. I appreciated his candor and outcome driven approach in keeping this city safe. I wish him the best in his next endeavors."