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Sumner Police Chief speaks out after being forced to retire early

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Sumner Police Chief Dennis Cain has been a police officer for 35 years. He says he could have worked for another ten years, but the decision to retire is being encouraged by his doctors.

"I told my wife a couple years ago the way things are going now, you watch in Bremer County there will be an officer shot. I never thought it would be me," said Cain.

Cain was shot late October when Jeremiah Mumford and William Clayton robbed the Maynard Savings Bank and then led law enforcement on a high speed chase through Bremer and Fayette County.

"They more or less blew my thumb off. I had to have a hip bone put in there and everything. I got shot in my upper bicep and it went through my back and I got shot in my neck," said Cain.

It's because of those injuries, Cain's doctors want him to retire early.

Mumford and Clayton were convicted for the robbery & chase, and were sentenced in June.

Cain addressed them at that sentencing, but he says he would like to talk to Mumford one more time.

"Well, in my younger days I wouldn't be talking, but now I probably, I would just more or less reiterate that he's lost his life too," said Cain.

Cain's career comes to a close September 3rd. As for the future, he says he isn't sure what he will do next.

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