Excerpt from BuzzFeed
Written by Mary Ann Georgantopoulos
David O. Brown, the Dallas police chief who led the department through a sniper attack that left five police officers dead in July, announced Thursday that he plans to retire next month.
Brown’s retirement comes after 33 years on the police force — the last six as police chief.
Brown did not give a reason for his retirement — which will go into effect on October 22 — but called it a “difficult decision” in a statement.