After a more than 10-year career with the Leitchfield Police Department, Leitchfield Police Chief Bryan Langdon on Thursday announced he will resign from his position later this month.

Langdon was first appointed interim Leitchfield Police Chief in August of 2017 after the previous chief, Kevin Henderson, resigned to accept the position of Grayson County Judge Executive. Langdon was later named the permanent police chief, and has served in the position since that time.

In a phone interview Friday morning, Langdon said he and his wife had discussed the decision for a while and determined that his leaving the department would ultimately be the best decision for his family.

Langdon informed his staff of his decision during a meeting at the Leitchfield Police Department Thursday morning and submitted his two week's notice. His final day as chief will be Friday, Aug. 23.

"The department and the city have been good to me and supported me, and I wish them the best moving forward," Langdon said.

He added that he is unsure of what he will do next, but he expects to pursue a career outside of law enforcement.

Leitchfield Mayor Rick Embry said Langdon has "been super to work with. He's done everything we've asked him to do."

"Any issues that came up, he dealt with them," Embry continued. "I hate to see him go."

According to Embry, Brandon Cook, the current assistant chief of the Leitchfield Police Department, is expected to serve as interim chief until a permanent replacement has been hired.