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Det. Sgt. Pat Corona is retiring from the Batavia Police Department after 33 years in law enforcement.

Friday was his last day.

“It’s mixed feelings,” he said, “because it’s been a wonderful career. Truly, I’ve had great opportunities. I love the work; I still do. It’s a great community to work in; the citizens here have been very, very good to me. I’m excited to move on to something new, but it’s sad to leave something that you enjoyed behind.”

He’s not completely retiring, though. He’s taking a position with the U.S. Marshals Office in a court security officer position in both Rochester and Buffalo.

After being on-call 24/7 since 1988 when he joined the department, Corona says he'll miss helping people in this community tge most

“Anytime I could be of service to someone who was a victim of a crime and bring some resolution to what they’ve gone through – that was the most rewarding thing about the job,” he said.

Corona’s replacement is expected to be named soon. His advice for the new detective? To work well with others, don’t be shy about asking for help, and work well with the public.

(photo via our news partner, The Batavian)

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