Brownsville’s Chief of Police Announces Retirement

BROWSVILLE, TN- After six year serving as Chief of Police for Brownsville, Chief Chris Lea is announcing his retirement. Prior to his current position, Chief Lea worked in various capacities for both the city of Brownsville and Haywood County. He has worked within the ambulance authority, post office, fire department, and the police department, totaling twenty-eight years of service.

“It saddens me that Chief Lea has decided to retire,” Brownsville Mayor, Bill Rawls said in a statement released Thursday. “However, it is understandable that after twenty-eight years of service he would want to spend more time with his family. We know that he will continue to be active in the community.”

Chief Lea says he plans to spend his free time with family and focus on personal endeavors that subsequently took a backseat while he served as Chief of Police. Still, he says he has no regrets.

“For the last twenty-eight years I have proudly served Brownsville, Haywood County and the State of Tennessee and would not change a thing for the blessings I have received,” Chief Lea said in his resignation letter.

Chief Lea says he will continue his involvement in the community and remain active in the anti-violence mission.

His last day is officially June 10, 2015.