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Kirk Thompson, the director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, is retiring from the agency after the first of the year.
Thompson has led the bureau for more than 11 years, capping a 46-year career in law enforcement that started in 1976.
He was the 12th director of the KBI since 1939. The KBI director serves at the pleasure of the Kansas attorney general.
“I’m very proud of what this agency has accomplished over the past decade to safeguard the public and pursue justice for victims of violent crimes," Thompson said in a statement . . .