Fairfield's police chief announces retirement, citing breast cancer diagnosis

Fairfield’s police chief announced Tuesday that she plans to retire by the end of the year, citing her being diagnosed with cancer.Deanna Cantrell became Fairfield’s first-ever female chief less than two years ago, and she has been in law enforcement for more than 28 years.”This recent diagnosis has really accelerated my plans for the future,” Cantrell said. “I have absolutely loved being your police chief in Fairfield and serving you.”This is Cantrell’s second cancer diagnosis, and she said in her announcement video that she lost her sister to breast cancer 11 years ago.Part of Cantrell’s goals as chief included hiring more women to fill the ranks of officers in law enforcement.Cantrell also serves as the co-chair of the women leaders in law enforcement with the California Police Chiefs Association.The interim city manager selected Cpt. Dan Marshall to take the helm as police chief when Cantrell retires.

Fairfield’s police chief announced Tuesday that she plans to retire by the end of the year, citing her being diagnosed with cancer.

Deanna Cantrell became Fairfield’s first-ever female chief less than two years ago, and she has been in law enforcement for more than 28 years.

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“This recent diagnosis has really accelerated my plans for the future,” Cantrell said. “I have absolutely loved being your police chief in Fairfield and serving you.”

This is Cantrell’s second cancer diagnosis, and she said in her announcement video that she lost her sister to breast cancer 11 years ago.

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Part of Cantrell’s goals as chief included hiring more women to fill the ranks of officers in law enforcement.

Cantrell also serves as the co-chair of the women leaders in law enforcement with the California Police Chiefs Association.

The interim city manager selected Cpt. Dan Marshall to take the helm as police chief when Cantrell retires.

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