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Trailblazing SPD Captain retiring after 35 years

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Judi Carl is retiring from the SPD after 35 years. Judi Carl is retiring from the SPD after 35 years.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

There's a lot of history on the walls of the Spokane Police Department, and over the last three decades, few have been a bigger part of that history than Captain Judi Carl. 

Joining the force in 1980, Captain Carl paved the way for women being able to advance within the department. With just a few weeks left until she retires, you won't find her in her office. She's back out on the road, doing what she did when she first joined the SPD 35 years ago. 

She says making a difference in the community was the reason she first joined the department and in the years since not many have done it the way she has. Captain Carl says it's her time to retire and focus now on her family. While she may be leaving, her impact in both the department and community will be felt for years to come.

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