Longtime Edinburg police chief Quirno Muņoz (right) announced his retirement on

Tuesday morning. Munoz, who began his career with Edinburg PD in 1976 and

worked his way up to the top spot in 1994, leaves a force of more than 117

officers in a department whose jurisdiction encompasses more than 38 square

miles. Munoz's retirement will become effective in October. The job will be

taken over by interim-chief Peter De La Garza (left) while the city looks for

Munoz's replacement.