President of Dallas' largest police association to retire

DALLAS -- The head of Dallas’ largest and oldest police association announced he plans to retire in early October in a news release on Monday.

Ron Pinkston, who has served as president of the Dallas Police Association for the last five years, will retire from the Dallas Police Department on Oct. 4, 2016. Pinkston, a 31-year DPD veteran, is currently a detective in the southeast investigative unit.

“Putting on my police badge for the past 31 years has been a daily reminder of the vow no officer should take lightly,” Pinkston said in the news release. “Our role is to protect and to serve, and I am fortunate to have served with the most dedicated officers in the country who more than understand the importance and sanctity of that vow.”

With Pinkston’s retirement, DPA First Vice President Frederick Frazier will serve as the temporary DPA president. The Dallas Police Association will vote on a new president in a December election.

With Pinkston's final day on Oct. 4, he will leave the force the same day as Police Chief David Brown.

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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