NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn says he will retire this summer.

In a memo Thursday to all bureau employees, Gwyn said he’ll remain director until June 1. During that time, the selection process will begin for a successor.

Gwyn wrote that he has thought and prayed about the decision for some time and believes this is the right time for him and the bureau. He didn’t list other reasons.

Gwyn has worked in law enforcement for more than three decades, including 14 years as TBI director.

Last month, Gwyn testified before a legislative committee about a state comptroller’s office review. It found TBI used reserves over the last four years to avoid layoffs and operational gaps due to budget cuts required by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration.

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