The Dallas Police Chief David Brown has done a remarkable job holding his city together and keeping his police force focused on solutions and not vengeance.
Chief Brown has done such an amazing job that it is shocking to find out that in 2010 his 27-year old son shot and killed a police officer and another man in a shootout.
The chief’s son suffered from bipolar disorder and was a very troubled man at times.
Brown had only been the chief at that point for just under two months when he found out that his son killed two people and died in a shootout with police. That shooting took place on Father’s Day.
After seeing what happened in Dallas last week, we think we know what kind of man David Brown is, but he is even stronger than we know.
Following the death of this son, Chief Brown set up a meeting with each of the victims family to apologize.
He is a tough man that knows what it feels like to grieve. Drug dealers killed Brown’s brother in 1991.
Brown has been on the force for over three decades and even lost his partner in a shootout. Brown stayed with his partner’s kids all night when they found out their father died in the hospital.
When Brown became chief of police, he fired close to 70 officers. He got rid of the bad apples. Chief Brown is one man that is doing things right.
Chief Brown is a strong man. He knows what it is like to be a grieving family member. He knows what it is like to witness a partner being killed. He knows what it is like to face corruption. He knows what it is like to be the father of a killer.
With all that Brown has learned over his life, we now know how fortunate Dallas really is to have a man of such integrity leading them through this horrible time.
Thank you Chief Brown.