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The Head of MHP is Retiring After Making Inappropriate Comments

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The chief of the Montana Highway Patrol is retiring, citing "inappropriate remarks to subordinates," but he did not elaborate on what these remarks were.

Kenton Hickethier announced his retirement in an email statement Friday afternoon. The remarks he made have compromised his ability to effectively lead Montana's Highway Patrol by example.

His retirement will be effective as of September 30th, but he is on leave until then.

The Montana Department of Justice is saying officials are conducting a required legal analysis to determine what they can release about his comments.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will appoint a successor. But for now, Greg Watson and Tom Butler will be in command of MHP.

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