Fish and Game commissioner retiring

Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010

JUNEAU - Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd, who was charged last month with driving under the influence and reckless endangerment, is retiring.

The 55-year-old Lloyd sent an e-mail to staff Friday. In it, he says he plans to retire from the state Dec. 1. He makes no mention of his court case.

Gov. Sean Parnell had stood behind Lloyd, saying Lloyd is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

In his e-mail, Lloyd told staff he hopes that "meaningful objectives" have been accomplished and that the department is positioned for a productive future.

Lloyd's attorney declined comment. Fish and Game spokeswoman Jennifer Yuhas said Lloyd was unavailable for comment but that his e-mail spoke for itself.

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