Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson announces retirement

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – After over 30 years in the position, Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Larson has announced his retirement.

In a release from his office, Larson says his last day in office will be Friday, September 30th.

Larson says Governor Matt Bevin will make an appointment for his replacement, and says the Governor “believes in the importance of the safety of all Kentuckians. The knowledge of his commitment to public safety is of great comfort to me as I leave this office.”

Of his retirement, Attorney General Andy Beshear says, ““I want to thank Ray Larson for his years of service and for his resolve and dedication to seek justice for victims of crime throughout his esteemed career. I was proud to present Ray with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Kentucky Prosecutors Conference in Louisville.”

In his statement, Larson recognizes his office’s responsibility for public safety, and says, “we, at the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office have endeavored to do all that we could to carry out that responsibility and insure better treatment of crime victims by our court system.”

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