AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, today, presented Interim Chief of Police, Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department with a certificate of recognition and a Texas flag for his leadership in the recent operation that led to finding the Austin bomber.
“It is a great honor to recognize Interim Chief of Police Brian Manley for his outstanding work in stopping the Austin bomber. Countless lives will have been saved from future bombings thanks to the 19 days of cutting edge police work from federal, state and local law enforcement officials. Chief Manley’s actions represent the highest traditions of law enforcement. Thanks to this incredible detective work, we can all sleep better. We remain thankful for our law enforcement officers who protect the citizens of Texas as we continue to mourn the victims and pray for their families.”
Chief Manley has been with the Austin Police Department since 1990 and has served in and supervised Patrol, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Homicide, Highway Enforcement, Internal Affairs, Special Operations & Homeland Security, and Recruiting & Training. Manley was named Interim Chief of Police in December 2016.