ROBSTOWN, Texas — Robstown Police Chief Enrique Paredez Jr. has announced his resignation from the position.
Paredez said the resignation is a result of his recent bout with melanoma cancer.
"Let me be clear, I am not giving up my fight to this illness," Paredez said. "However, at present, this illness does not allow me to be 100% for the Police Department and the citizens of Robstown as I know only to be."
Paredez also said he will be stepping down to his previous position with the department.
The city made the announcement of Paredez's departure in a Facebook post released early Thursday afternoon.