New Hampshire State Police announced Thursday that Richard Griffin, a longtime public servant who spent a significant amount of time working at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, has retired after nearly 60 years of labor in the Granite State.

Griffin was the chief engineer for combat systems at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prior to 1997, according to New Hampshire State Police's post on Facebook. They said Griffin later joined the state police's marine patrol and had served there since 1999.

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State police also mentioned Griffin's wife, Anna, who joined the marine patrol in a part-time capacity in 2000. There she served as a communications specialist and later as executive secretary. Prior to that, she served as a senior budget analyst for the comptroller department at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, according to the post.

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