After 30 years of service to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Director Mark Gwyn is entering the retired life.

Wednesday was Gwyn's final day at the agency after more than 14 years at the helm as TBI Director. He announced back in February his intentions to retire from the TBI.

"I have prayed and thought about this decision for some time now and I believe this is the right time for me and for the Bureau," Gwyn wrote. "I believe I have done all that I can do to improve our resources, training and equipment for the Bureau family. It was my goal to leave the Bureau better than it was when it was given to me."

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The TBI tweeted Wednesday thanking Gwyn for his service.

Gwyn's last day arrives ahead of Governor Bill Haslam's announcement for who will be his successor come July.

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch is one of the three remaining candidates vying to lead the TBI.

The TBI Nominating Commission announced Tuesday that he, former Bradley County Sheriff Tim Gobble and current TBI deputy director Jason Locke were the final three to be considered by the governor for the director position.

►Read more: KPD chief among top three candidates to be next TBI director

The governor's announcement could come at any time before July 1.