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Chief Steve Outlaw retires after 32 years of service

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 17:55:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A man of integrity. That is one of many phrases used to describe now retired Chief Steven Outlaw.

Law enforcement and city leaders along with family and friends came out to celebrate Outlaw’s 32 years of service.

Outlaw was scheduled to retire in 2019 and was asked five days before to step in as interim Chief for six months. Friday, he said the Tallahassee Police Department will always have a big place in his heart.

He thanked his family for their unwavering support as he took on a very demanding role. Friends say Outlaw is genuine, and they are grateful to know him personally.

"Well, he is the same person 24 hours a day, if you meet him at home, if you meet him at work if you meet him at church, he’s going to be that same genuine person that’s dedicated to serving the community," said Dewey Riou.

Outlaw says he is looking forward to spending time with his family and doing work around the house.