Troy, NY (Feb 28, 2023) - The Troy, NY Police Department held a walk-out retirement ceremony this morning to honor the career of Detective Chris Johnson. Detective Johnson joined the troy Police Department in 2017 and has been recognized for his police work by numerous division citations, commendations and letters of noteworthy police performance. He served on the Emotionally Disturbed Person Response Team, a School Resource Office, Community Police Office and most recently as amember of the Detective Bureau.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Detective Johnson served with the US Army in the 3rd Infantry Division and served in Operation Joint Force.
At the ceremony, he spoke of the challenges facing police officers today, the sacrifices that impact family members and the need for self care in order to maintain healthy work and life relationships.
Detective Johnson is just the third person of color to retire from the Troy Police Department. His service to the community will continue after retirement as a social worker, providing mental health therapy.