Chief Suhr’s leadership has brought the SFPD further than ever before, with many successful community programs and lasting partnerships that make the city a safer place.
Chief Suhr’s commitment to influence the lives of young people was no secret. On his inauguration day, he stated, 'I know that there is a kid out there that thinks cops are heroes. I might be the first cop that he or she has ever seen. I owe that kid my best. Every cop does.'
Chief Suhr gave his best for the children, the community, and for the officers under his command. We will honor him by pledging to complete his vision of a department that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and one that remains committed to addressing crime, violence, and quality-of- life issues. With the guidance and legacy Chief Suhr has left, together we are prepared to face the challenges ahead.
We wish Chief Suhr the best on his well-deserved retirement.
Oro En Paz, Fierro En Guerra
'It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.'