PROSSER -- After 20 years in law enforcement in Prosser, Police Chief Pat McCullough announced Thursday he is ready for a new phase of life and will retire in August.
McCullough, a longtime Prosser resident, has been chief for seven years.
"After 30 years of service, in one uniform or another, it's time for me to focus on my family," he said in a news release. He also said he plans to spend time volunteering in the community.
"Chief McCullough will be missed by members of the police department, other city staff and the community. It will be difficult to find someone as committed to our community," said Mayor Paul Warden in the release.
A nationwide search for a new police chief will begin soon, according to the release.