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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre is retiring after 34 years with the Toledo Police Department, 13 as chief.

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Navarre speaks to recent crime victims in Old Orchard before a recent Blockwatch meeting.

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Michael Navarre went to Central Catholic High School. Yearbook photo circa 1973.

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Mike Navarre, as seen in his personnel file's new hire photo.

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Navarre as acting chief in 1998.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre speaks at the 6th Annual Toledo Silent March in 1999.

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Mayor Carty Finkbeiner speaks to officials on a TARTA bus while Police Chief Mike Navarre looks out the window Oct. 19, 1999, during a tour of businesses with new locations from the Jeep plant location.

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Toledo city officials, including Navarre, left, staff the "Call City Hall" event Nov. 8, 1999, answering hundreds of questions from residents and referring problems to various agencies and outside firms.

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Navarre listens as Steve Miller, right, reads a statement on concern for others by the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a public forum on community tensions March 9, 2000, at the University of Toledo's Law School. At left are Toledo City Council members Louis Escobar and Arthur Jones.

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Chief Navarre carries the flame down Jackson Street in Toledo on June 21, 2000, during the Special Olympics Torch Run.

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Navarre shakes the hand of dispatcher Julie Coupe as Detective Tim Campbell looks on Oct. 1, 2000, as they and several Toledo Police Department members were honored by the United States Postal Service for their efforts to identify and quickly make an arrest in the assault on a letter carrier.

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Roy Williams gets a ladle of gravy from Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre at a holiday luncheon for folks with limited resources Nov. 16, 2000, at the Erie Street Market.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, left, and Lt. Lou Borucki talk about the red light camera program at city intersections during a December 21, 2000, press conference.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre joins hands with Rev. Robert Culp during a prayer for murder victim Jerome Morgan at a press conference on gang violence May 15, 2001. Also attending were, background from left, Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, councilwoman Edna Brown, Blockwatch leader Frank Quinn, and councilwoman Wilma Brown.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre, Danny Glover and and Fire Chief Mike Bell at Gladieux Meadows for a benefit for the Toledo Hospital on Feb. 28, 2002.

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Navarre tries out a Segway personal transporter during a demonstration for public officials in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. train station June 19, 2002.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre reads names of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a memorial service on the Civic Center Mall in downtown Toledo on Sept. 11, 2003, as State Representative Teresa Fedor rings a bell for each name.

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Camari Douglas, 4, gets a certificate from Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre at a Safety City graduation ceremony June 18, 2004. At right is Officer Starr Chong.

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Police chief Mike Navarre, councilman Frank Szollosi, and Mayor Jack Ford, right, were among those gathered Feb. 16, 2005, in Ravine Park II to pause for a moment of silence in remembrance of the four workers killed on the I-280 bridge project. A construction crane collapsed on February 16, 2004. The Blade/Dave Zapotosky

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Navarre discusses the steps the city is taking to expand the national notification system for felony crimes at an April 2005 press conference. Behind him are, from left, councilwoman Karyn McConnell Hancock, Mayor Jack Ford, and clerk of courts Vallie Bowman English.

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Chief Navarre looks on as Carl Spicocchi of the FBI speaks at a press conference May 20, 2005, about the seizure of 18.5 kilograms of heroin with a street value of $4 million to $6 million.

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Navarre at the intersection of Maplewood and Virginia on June 10, 2005, investigating where police shot at their own unmarked police car after a burglary suspect drove off in it.

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Chief Navarre, third from left, talks with officers at The Docks along the Maumee River where the body of Dr. Shankar Palaniappan of Ann Arbor, Mich., had been found wedged partially under the dock Oct. 15, 2005.

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Mike Navarre was back in his chief's chair in the Safety Building on June 30, 2006, after Mayor Carty Finkbeiner had demoted him for some time.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre promotes Michael D. Murphy to deputy chief July 28, 2006, at the Lucas County Commissioner's chambers.

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Chief Navarre holds a press conference Sept. 26, 2006, on the arrest of Charles McDonald for the murder of Ericka Graham.

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Fire Chief Mike Bell says he is next as Chrystal Draper takes blood from Police Chief Mike Navarre during a Dec. 28, 2006, donation.

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Chief Mike Navarre leaves a residence where a suspect was found Feb. 21, 2007, after the killing of TPD vice detective Keith Dressel on the corner of Ontario and Bush streets in North Toledo.

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Navarre pauses while speaking at a press conference after the shooting death of Detective Keith Dressel on Feb. 21, 2007.

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Chief Navarre holds a photo of the .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver suspected of being used in the death of Toledo Police Detective Keith Dressel.

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Michael Dressel, with wife Larraine Dressel, gets a hug from Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre at the funeral for their son, Detective Keith T. Dressel, on Feb. 26, 2006, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Temperance, Mich..

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Charlotte Best, Gina Shiffert, Chief Mike Navarre and Thomas Tillander at the Central Catholic Celeb Wait Night at Navy Bistro on May 6, 2007.

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An overflow crowd of spectators, many of them Toledo police officers, including Chief Mike Navarre, attend a May 15, 2007, hearing of Robert Jobe, charged with shooting and killing Toledo police Detective Keith Dressel, in Lucas County Juvenile Court for the second phase of his certification hearing to determine whether he would be tried as an adult.

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Navarre release results of an FBI study declaring a drop in crime in Toledo on May 12, 2007.

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Noah Dressel, son of slain Detective Keith Dressel, gets pitching advice from Chief Mike Navarre prior to the Toledo Mud Hens' home opener May 13, 2007. In the background is Noah's sister, Sydney Durham.

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Danielle Dressel, widow of slain Detective Keith Dressel, hugs Chief Mike Navarre on May 18, 2007, as he presents her with the Distinguished Service Award, the Professional Service Award, the Medal of Valor, and the Blue Star Medal, on behalf of her late husband.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre unveils a historical marker Sept. 9, 2007, during the 200th Bicentennial Celebration of when East Toledo was founded by Peter Navarre and his brothers.

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State Fire Marshal and former Toledo fire chief Mike Bell, Lucas County sheriff James Telb, and Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, are ready to serve Sept. 30, 2007, at the St. Luke's Hospital Celeb Wait Night in Maumee.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre announces at a Dec. 8, 2007, press conference that Karyn McConnell Hancock was found in Cobb County, Georgia, after being reported missing. Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, left, Councilman Michael Ashford, second from right, and Councilman Wilma Brown, right, look on.

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Toledo Fire Chief Mike Wolever, left, Police Chief Mike Navarre, center, and Toledo City Council President Mark Sobczak attend a March 3, 2008, rally in the Toledo Police Memorial Garden held by the Toledo Police Department favoring a ballot on a levy renewal for police and fire services.

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Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, center, and Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, right, speak with Sarah Huss, left, about her vehicle being vandalized.

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Chief Navarre, flanked by members of the color guard, salutes after the laying of the memorial wreaths at the annual Toledo Area Police Memorial Service on May 9, 2008.

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Diane Korman, senior producer for the "Extreme Make Over: Home Edition" television program, right, talks to Toledo Fire Chief Mike Wolever, from left, Police Chief Mike Navarre, and Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, outside the Frisch family home on Edgedale Circle in Toledo on Sept. 7, 2008.

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Chief Navarre meets with laid-off Toledo police officers outside the mayor's office May 14, 2009.

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Chief Navarre, surrounded by school resource officers, is all smiles as he thanks Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray for a Special Drug Use Prevention Grant awarded to the Toledo Police Department, during a press conference at the Scott Park district police station June 11, 2009.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre demonstrates how Linda Hicks allegedly came at Toledo police officers with a pair of scissors before she was shot to death by a Toledo police officer, during a news conference at the Safety Building Dec. 15, 2009.

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Shirley Green, left, appointee for Safety Director speaks with David Welch, from second left, incoming Director of Public Services, Fire Chief Mike Wolever, and Police Chief Michael Navarre on Dec. 22, 2009, at One Government Center.

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Toledo Officer James B. Ogle is greeted by Chief Mike Navarre before giving his 35th Santa Watch radio dispatch Dec. 24, 2009.

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Chief Mike Navarre talks about the Toledo police officers who called in sick during a press conference April 6, 2010, in an apparent case of the "blue flu" after union leaders representing the Toledo police patrolmen and command officers walked away frustrated and empty-handed from contract meetings Monday with Mayor Mike Bell's administration.

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Police Chief Navarre speaks to the media about the rash of arsons in Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, from left, Assistant Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago, and Fire Chief Mike Wolever look on July 16, 2010.

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Lucas County Sheriff James Telb, flanked by Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, talks about the arrests of domestic violence offenders Oct. 13, 2010, during a news conference. Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force made the arrests during a sweep during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre, flanked by Lt. Bill Moton, from left, Deputy Chief Derrick Diggs, and Sgt. Tim Campbell, talks about Vincent Vernell Williams being arrested for a string of serial rapes.

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Chief Mike Navarre presents badge No.1 to Officer Robert Adams during a Toledo police department promotions ceremony Feb. 17, 2010, for Adams being the most senior officer in the department.

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Deputy Toledo Police Chief Diana Ruiz-Krause, from left, Deputy Toledo Police Chief Don Kenney, Police Chief Mike Navarre, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith Lanzinger, and Toledo Mayor Mike Bell remember area police officers killed in the line of duty during the annual Toledo Area Police Memorial Service at the Toledo Police Memorial Garden on May 18, 2011.

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Joe Westhoven, from left, Jabo Ginter, Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre, and retired Mayor Carty Finkbeiner, all of Toledo, attend the Merrill Lynch-ProMedica Kids Unlimited Celebrity Golf Classic at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania on June 13, 2011.

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Chief Mike Navarre administers the oath of a police officer to newly promoted sergeants, from left, Eric Kenney, Sue Surgo, Jill Mannebach, David Wieczorek, and Danielle Kasprzak, and newly promoted Lt. John Anderson, during a ceremony June 22, 2011, at the Toledo Police Museum in Ottawa Park.

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Police Chief Mike Navarre speaks during a meeting at Greenbelt Place Apartments over safety and gang activity concerns July 19, 2011.

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Toledo Police Chief Mike Navarre reflects on his career with the police department, during an interview in his office at the Safety Building. He is expected to announce his retirement Thursday Sept. 15, 2011. BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY

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