Metro Police’s Kevin McMahill was first attracted to law enforcement when attending a youth police academy in Colorado when he was 14. His father, a veteran fireman, inspired him to be a first responder. The youth academy, where attendees were mentored by officers and shown basic fundamentals of the profession, only cemented his desire.
“I sort of got the bug after that,” he said.
After a three-decade career with Metro in which he rose through the ranks from patrol officer to being appointed second in command of the department, Undersheriff McMahill is retiring at the end of this month.
After some time off with his family, McMahill will begin his new career as vice president of West Coast operations for NaphCare, a health care company that contracts with corrections facilities. McMahill, 52, who announced his retirement earlier this month through an internal video message, said it was one of the most difficult decisions he’s had to make in his professional career.