Bainbridge Police Lieutenant Jensen to retire

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is losing another one of its veteran officers.

Lieutenant Christopher Jensen has submitted a letter to the city announcing his intention to retire at the end of May.

Jensen, who has been a police officer on Bainbridge for more than 24 years, gave 30 days' notice on April 28 of his impending departure. His last day with the police department will be May 27.

Police Chief Matthew Hamner accepted Jensen's retirement letter on April 28.

Jensen is the second lieutenant to step down from the management ranks at the Bainbridge department this year.

The department has four lieutenant positions, and Lieutenant Phil Hawkins retired from the department on March 14. Hawkins was a Bainbridge officer for 23 years.

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