The City of Albany is bidding farewell to a transformative police chief who has won praise for improving police-community relations.
A bagpiper led Steven Krokoff out of police headquarters Friday where fellow officers saluted and paid tribute.
Krokoff, oft-hailed as a "people’s chief," is retiring to be closer to his extended family and to take a job as chief in Milton, Georgia, outside Atlanta.
He joined the Albany Police Department in 1993. One of the city's youngest chiefs, Krokoff was 40 when he took the job in July 2010.