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Gura Retiring As Perkasie Chief

Perkasie Police Chief Joseph Gura plans to retire at the end of January.

He’s 55 years old and he says it’s time to take a rest.

He says the shooting death of a mentally ill man in June was a factor in his decision to step down, but not the main one.

In that incident an officer shot 26-year-old Michael Marino of Quakertown after losing control of a struggle with him.

The chief spent nearly six months reviewing the incident and concluded that no department procedures were violated, but it was a tragedy and officers will get additional training in handling people with mental illness.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler ruled earlier that it was a justifiable homicide, but police could have moved him to a safer spot to subdue him and could have given him more time to calm down.

Chief Gura says he has not made any decision about taking another job.
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