Called to Rise: Retired Dallas Police Chief’s Powerful Memoir


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Retired Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown is recounting his time on the force in his new memoir “Called to Rise.”

Chief Brown inspired a nation with his response to the killing of five of his officers on July 7, 2016. The tragedy occurred as a peaceful protest against the killing of unarmed black men by police drew to a close.

In his powerful memoir, Chief Brown takes readers behind the scenes of the tragedy while also sharing intimate moments from his early life. Raised by a single mom in a poor neighborhood, Brown felt compelled to save his hometown from its descent into drug-related violence. He left college to join the force, and as he moved up the ranks, experienced a series of deeply personal adversity.

For the full interview, watch the video above.

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