(WesternJournalism) The recent murder of an innocent Texas Deputy caused North Carolina police chief Mike Halstead to tell the world about what police face every day. In doing so, he has now been pushed into retirement by town leaders of Surf City, N.C.

Town Manager Larry Bergman said that town leaders and Halstead met Tuesday concerning a post Halstead had made Sept. 3 on his personal Facebook page. An emergency meeting was held, called by the town’s officials, leading to Halstead’s immediate retirement with 60 days severance pay.

Bergman said that the Aug. 28 slaying of Deputy Darren H. Goforth, who was killed while pumping gas, triggered the post by Halstead, which began with the words, “Open letter from a Police Chief.”

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