Rumor has it; this week is Chief O’Briens last official working week. He is set to retire at the end of the year. For the remainder of the year, he will be taking leave time.
We have to hand it to O.B. He was appointed chief at the worst of times. Our department was reeling from the corruption of Terrell Bolton and his minions. The morale of the department was at a historic low.
Chief O’Brien faced a near impossible task. He managed to restore morale even with the constraints of a limited budget. He did the best anyone could, knowing that each time he met with the commissioners; he was dealing with imbeciles at best.
We have no doubt he wished he could do more. He truly loves our department.
Now we look to the future, wondering who will take his place.