BASTROP COUNTY, Texas -- The Bastrop County police chief announced his retirement Monday.
Chief Michael Blake will be leaving office on March 31st.
Blake took over as chief in March 2011, and tacked the enormous Bastrop County wildfire a few months after taking the reins.
Blake has spent 40 years in law enforcement.
Bastrop Assistant Chief Matt Wagner will serve as the department's interim chief until a new chief is named.