Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey announced his plans to retire on the exact day he will celebrate his eighth year on the job.
An emotional Ramsey said, "I want to thank Mayor Nutter. I came out of retirement to come to Philadelphia and work for him and I'm honored to be able to leave with him as well."
Ramey's retirement will take effect on January 7, 2016. Ramsey was sworn in as Philadelphia's Top Dog on January 7, 2008. In all, the law enforcement veteran has been a police officer for more than 47 years.
From Mayor Michael Nutter to President Barack Obama, people from throughout Philadelphia and across the nation are praising Ramsey for his nearly five decades of service to communities throughout the country.
Although Ramsey says it's time for him to move on, he says this will not be the last we see of him.
"I'm not tired, I'm not burnt out. In fact, I'm actually in my prime," chuckled Ramsey.