Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced his retirement will be in November of this year at an award ceremony Friday night.
Dyer was speaking at the Police Officer and Employee of the Year Awards in Fresno at Tornino’s when he began reflecting on his nearly 40 year long career with the department.
About nine weeks ago, Dyer had back surgery, and he said he couldn’t wait to get back in his police uniform.
But the time is nearing when he wont be in uniform.
“There’s going to be a day when I don’t get to wear this uniform,” the chief says, adding that he lives for the uniform and what it represents.
“I’m blessed to have served as a police chief for almost 18 years,” he says.
Dyer also made the announcement on the day the City of Fresno proclaimed March 1 as “Jerry Dyer Day.”