Dallas Police Chief David Brown is an American hero.
After his department was attacked by a terrorist who murdered 5 officers and injured 9 others during a Black Lives Matter rally, he led the charge to secure the city. He did his best to bring the fractured community of Dallas back together after such senseless violence against America’s finest.
If you remember, the killer said he wanted to “kill white people” – especially white cops – and hated the police. Apparently, the killer didn’t realize that the Chief of Police was a black man.
But now, Chief Brown made a massive announcement about his future: He is retiring after 6 years as the top law enforcement officer for the city.
Brown wrote: “Serving the citizens of Dallas in this noble profession has been both a true honor and a humbling experience” and acknowledged his fellow officers by saying “your extraordinary service will forever be etched in my heart and will serve as a guidepost for me in the next phase of my life. You will always be in my prayers.”
“I became a Dallas cop in 1983 because of the crack cocaine epidemic’s impact on my neighborhood in Oak Cliff. I wanted to be part of the solution. Since that time I have taken great pride in knowing that we have always been part of the solution and helped to make Dallas the world class city it is today.”
“Let’s always remember the fallen officers including the five officers on July 7, 2016, and the brave men and women of the Dallas Police Department for their sacrifices to keep Dallas safe. Their memory will remain with all of us forever. I know the people of Dallas will never forget the ultimate sacrifice they made on the streets of our city that awful night.”
America will lose a great officer, but perhaps Brown deserves a good, peaceful retirement after the Dallas tragedy and his amazing leadership.
If you remember, after the tragedy Chief Brown had a powerful message for Black Lives Matter protesters:
In a press conference Monday, Dallas Police Chief David Brown told young black men to improve their communities by joining law enforcement in their hometowns.
“Become a part of that solution,” Brown said. “Serve your communities. Don’t be a part of the problem. We’re hiring. We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in. We’ll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you’re protesting about.”
THAT’S the kind of leadership we need.
Thank you for your service, Chief Brown! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you enjoy a well-deserved retirement!