Lt. Peter Holey joined five other officers in retiring from the Lynn Police Department (Gayla Cawley)
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Lynn Police Lt. Peter Holey, advocate for youth, has retired

LYNN — Lt. Peter Holey was one of four members of the Lynn Police Department who retired last week, with two more officers hanging up their badges this week. 

Holey, 55, who started out as an officer before moving up in the ranks to sergeant and eventually a lieutenant, said Lynn is a different city than it was when he started with the department 31½ years ago. It's been a community-wide effort to change the city's landscape in terms of reducing gang activity. 

The former football player with Boston College, who has coached youth football in the city for 20 years, with Lynn English High School and East Lynn Pop Warner, found his niche working with the city's youth and curbi…

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