High-Ranking Officers Retire from CCPD

Asst. Chief Mike Walsh Retires

CORPUS CHRISTI–Two of the highest ranking police officers in the Corpus Christi Police Department with more than 70 years of experience have retired from the agency.

Mike Walsh, the Assistant Police Chief, has worked for 40 years with CCPD. He served as Interim Police Chief when then-Chief Bryan Smith was suspended due to an investigation.

In a press release, Walsh worked in all divisions. His most exiting part of his career was working in the Organized Crime Unit where he got to provide security detail along with Secret Service for Presidents and other dignitaries visiting Corpus Christi.

When he worked in the Narcotics and Vice Division, his highlight was uncovering the Bikini Maids case in which a prostitution service was run out of a maid service.

Commander John Mosley Retires

After serving in the Army, Commander John Mosley joined CCPD and he has served for more than 30 years.

His big accomplishment was getting the agency nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Mosley served as Interim Chief for two months prior to the appointment of Chief Troy Riggs.

Walsh and Mosley were considered the number two and three officers in the chain of command for CCPD behind Chief Riggs.

Both had agreed to stay on as top-level commanders to Chief Riggs during his transition period.  

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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