police Chief Art Acevedo reflects on his time in Houston and shares his
excitement for big move to Miami police department.
Texas (KTRK) -- Members of the community are sending well-wishes to
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo as he makes his last appearances around
the city before he leaves for Miami.
Acevedo became emotional at
the Alianza Against Crime event on Saturday while reflecting on his
time here in Houston, saying he's proud of the community and the
progress that has been made since he was appointed.
hurts to say goodbye," Acevedo said. "The officers, the community and
the things that they tell you, you realize that you do make an impact,
that leadership matters and that having a great spirit as a police
Acevedo, who led the police force through
several of the city's disasters, commented on the tenacity that
residents of Houston continue to show.SEE ALSO: Range of emotions marks Chief Art Acevedo's HPD briefing after exit announced
we say Houston strong, it is not a slogan," Acevedo said. "It is a fact
of life, and Houston is really a beacon of how people can come
together. All this division in this country, you don't see it in Houston
and we're very proud of that fact."