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The second-in-command at the Rhode Island State Police is stepping down.

Lt. Col. Todd Catlow  says he put in his retirement papers on Friday. His last day will be Sept. 16.

The announcement comes less than a week after Col. Steven O'Donnell announced his own retirement.

Catlow is a 24-year veteran of the force. He joined the state police after serving five years on the North Kingstown police force.

O'Donnell announced Thursday he plans to retire Sept. 23. He was police superintendent for more than five years. He first joined the state police in 1986 and spent six years working undercover on mob investigations.

Gov. Gina Raimondo says Lt. Col. Kevin Barry will serve as acting superintendent until a permanent replacement for O'Donnell is hired.

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