Oak Creek police chief Tom Bauer announced Friday that he would be retiring after more than 32 years on the force, 14 of them as police chief.
Bauer, 53, said the Fourth of July would be his last day as chief. That day also happens to be his birthday.
'My intent is to walk in the parade and say thank you to Oak Creek citizens,' he said.
Mayor Dick Bolender said Capt. John Edwards will take over as acting chief.