Former Chief of Police Aryeh Ivtzen passes away aged 85

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June 19, 2013 17:14

 
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Former Chief of Police Aryeh Ivtzen passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 85. He will be laid to rest at Kiryat Shaul cemetery in Tel Aviv.

Born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1928, Ivtzen immigrated to Israel in 1946, and later served in the infantry in the Jerusalem area during the War of Independence. After the war, he enlisted in the police, where he served for nearly four decades.

During the fifties he served various posts in the Tel Aviv district and later moved to the southern district. Moving up the ranks, he was eventually made the eighth Chief of Police in 1981, where he served until 1985.

After he retired in 1985, Ivtzin went into politics and served as Israeli ambassador to Liberia and later to Kenya. 

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