For the first time since his stunning decision to retire, Dallas Police Chief David Brown is speaking out on why he’s stepping down.
“I’m retiring after thirty-three years–not resigning” Brown said during a news conference Thursday. The reasoning according to Brown is simple.
“It is so emotional. It’s an emotional roller coaster–but, the time is right” Brown said.
The man who won national praise for his steady leadership in the aftermath of the Dallas Police Massacre earlier this summer will leave his post in October.
“It’s hard taking the uniform off. It’s part of the reason I don’t want a long goodbye” Brown said, adding “I’m retiring after thirty-three years of service.. spent almost all of my adult life with the Dallas Police Department as a Dallas Cop… I wouldn’t have it any other way.”