Police chief retires

Police chief retires

Update: 5:05 pm DECATUR -- The police chief is retiring after 28 years on the force.
Update: 5:05 pm
DECATUR -- The police chief is retiring after 28 years on the force. He's worked every job the department has to offer.

Monday, Chief Todd Walker announced he'll be leaving. He started at the department in 1986. It was always a dream of his because his grandfather worked for Decatur too.

Walker says some of his biggest accomplishments have been the cold cases he's solved. It was the feeling he got when he was able to make the arrests. Walker has been shot at on the job and broken some bones, but he says he has no regrets. It's time for him to have some time for himself and he plans to do just that.

Walker was picked to go to the FBI Academy in 2002. He also served on the SWAT team and homicide division. He doesn't have any plans to continue in law enforcement. Walker says the job has big shoes to fill. He's been chief since 2010. His last day is September 12.
Original: 6:48 am
DECATUR -- After 28 years on the job at the Decatur Police Department, Chief Todd Walker says he plans to retire. He's been the chief since 2011. Walker says he wants to spend more time with family. Walker, 50, will officially retire September 12. After that, he says the City Manager will appoint an interim chief before a new chief is named. 
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