Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus Announces Retirement

Fort Worth Chief Ed Kraus
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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Less than eight months after being named Fort Worth’s permanent Police Chief, Ed Kraus has announced his retirement.

Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus announced his retirement on Monday after serving the city for 28-years.

Kraus will be leaving the department at the end of the year.

"I feel so blessed to have served our community with you over the past 28 years" Kraus said in a statement released from the Fort Worth Police Department. "I will forever have fond memories of this department, our accomplishments, and especially the relationships shared."

Kraus first became interim chief in May of last year following the firing of Joel Fitzgerald; and seven months later, the city removed the interim label.

He also announced his wife will be retiring from her career in education so they can focus on the next chapter in their lives.

Kraus agreed to remain as the Chief of Police until the city has selected and hired a permanent replacement.

Letter from Chief Kraus pic.twitter.com/JsIqaXXWfC

— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) July 27, 2020

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