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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A United States Senator honored Police Chief David Brown for his service to the city of Dallas.

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Senator John Cornyn spoke about his gratitude to Chief Brown, his role in the Dallas police shootings, and his love of Stevie Wonder on the Senate floor in Washington D.C. this morning.

“He made such a positive impression with his calm under difficult circumstances and his leadership qualities,” Cornyn said today just a week before Chief Brown will leave his post.

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Chief Brown announced his retirement just weeks after five police officers were gunned down, but he had planned on retiring for a while. Chief Brown will officially leave office next week after guiding Dallas and the nation through the tragedy that happened on July 7.

The retiring police chief is also credited with issuing body cameras to officers, community policing efforts, and reducing the use of deadly force. Dallas has also seen the largest reduction of crime rates during his time as Chief.

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