FRAMINGHAM – The head of the Massachusetts State Police announced he would retire next week via email, after a scandal that he told a Trooper to change a report after the arrest of a judge’s daughter.
Col. Richard McKeon, who has been with the department for more than three decades, will retire on November 17.
He was named head of the Massachusetts State Police in 2015 by Governor Charlie Baker.
In his email he wrote:
Part of our code of honor is understanding when your own personal ambition detracts from the greater good of our mission. I have today decided that putting the greater good of the Massachusetts State Police first, necessitates my decision to retire after 35 years of proud service. I am honored to have served as your Superintendent and grateful for the honor of working with you.