Watch: D.C. police chief says goodbye in memorable sendoff
"You exemplify how excellence is transferrable to all who had the opportunity to work and meet you," the last radio call for Robert J. Contee said
By Sarah Roebuck
WASHINGTON — Wednesday afternoon marked Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee's last day as he prepares to take a new role with the FBI.
On his last day, Contee waved goodbye to members of the department and government officials along the street shortly after some of his close family and friends gave him well wishes inside MPD headquarters, WUSA reports.
It was a memorable goodbye as Contee, along with his wife and two kids, walked down Indiana Avenue on a red carpet before getting in an SUV as the final sendoff.
"At 1454 hours, you exemplify how excellence is transferrable to all who had the opportunity to work and meet you," the last radio call for Contee stated.
Contee was with the department for 33 years, serving the last two years as chief.
His next venture will be working at FBI headquarters in D.C.