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ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) -
memories and hanging it up, Andalusia Police Chief Wilbur Williams has decided
to retire. Williams is leaving behind decades worth of homicide investigations
beginning in Mobile and now quietly leaving the top post in a small town.
lawman took a break from packing in his office and sat down with WSFA 12
News for what could be his final interview.
with it. No issues. I won't rule out a return to law enforcement, but right now
it's just time for me to go," said Williams, who is 65-years-old.
The chief takes
pride for establishing what he considers a much higher standard for
Andalusia police officers. Williams is also proud of the fact
he helped get the police department's own Incident Response Vehicle, but
that's not his crown jewel. That's located two miles away.
one of the most proudest moments in my life," said Williams.
referring to the $1 million law enforcement training center, built and named
after him three years ago. The center has classrooms, a firing range and
Williams credits his wife for coming up with the idea of building an
observation deck overlooking the grounds.
hasn't sunk it yet, but I am just humbled by this," said Williams.
headquarters Williams admitted to perhaps being a little too pushy when
he was appointed chief shortly after Christmas in 2000.
people say I am arrogant, but I tell them don't confuse arrogance with
confidence. I need confident people around me to do their jobs," Williams explained.
For now, at
least, Williams is walking away from a 40-year career in law enforcement with
few regrets, walking away to begin a new season in his life.