Retired Police Chief David O. Brown returns to the spotlight in Dallas on June 7 when he discusses his life and the challenges of modern law enforcement at a program presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The program is the debut event on Chief Brown’s tour for his book, Called To Rise: A Life in Faithful Service to the Community That Made Me.
Each ticket purchase includes a free autographed hardback copy of the book. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, for this event, presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, in partnership by the Council and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Prices are $26, $36, $46 and $76. For tickets: See www.attpac.org, call 214-880-0202 or visit the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office is open 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. seven days a week.
The conversation with Chief Brown will be moderated by Keven Ann Willey, Vice President and Editorial Page Editor of The Dallas Morning News.
The longtime Dallas police officer’s book goes on sale nationally and internationally the day before his Dallas appearance. Chief Brown’s co-author is Michelle Burford, a founding editor of Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine.
Chief Brown, a native of Dallas'; South Oak Cliff neighborhood, joined the Dallas Police Department in 1983, working his way through patrol and SWAT duty, internal affairs assignments and the assistant police chief rank before being appointed chief in April 2010.
He retired in the fall of 2016 after seeing the city through one of its most difficult challenges of the 21st century, the July 7, 2016, ambush of a protest march in downtown Dallas. Four Dallas officers and a DART officer were killed. In a nationwide first, Chief Brown used an armed robot to end a standoff with the attacker. His cool, calm demeanor in ending the attack drew praise from across the nation.