Topeka (WIBW) - A long-time Topeka Police officer is turning in his badge.
Major Ron Brown retired this week after nearly 28 years with TPD.
Among his assignments with the department was the drug task force. Outside work, he's served 31 years with the Marine Corps.
Brown counts as his proudest moment his involvement with the capture of triple-murder suspect Bobby Jackson. He recalls his neighbors standing outside applauding him when he returned home from work that day.
Those who've worked with Brown say he's a leader and a teacher.
Lt. Russ Klumpp says he's a person who helps to build the careers of those around him. Lt. Tom Glor agrees that Brown was a mentor long before mentoring became such a well-known word.
Brown says Topeka is a tremendous community and he says it's been his privilege to serve.
Brown's immediate plan is for a vacation with his wife. After that, he says he'll remain active in the community.