CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Police Department has a new assistant police chief. The Duke Energy center was full of people wishing Paul Humphries well Thursday afternoon.
City Manager Milton Dahoney administered the oath of office to the new assistant police chief.
Assistant Chief Humphries children, Katie and Sam, had the honor of pinning his new badge on his coat.
Humphries said being a cop was one of two things he always wanted to do.
"I had two things I wanted to do when I grew up. The NFL quarterback thing didn't quite work out. I don't know what Mike Brown was thinking, but hey. And I wanted to be a Cincinnati cop."
Assistant chief Humphries got choked up when thanking his parents for their help along the way during his life.
Watch his introductory speech in the media player above.
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