Tom Selleck voted for former DPD Chief David Brown for president

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Actor Tom Selleck surprised the ladies of The View (and America) when he revealed he voted for former Dallas Police Chief David Brown for President of the United States.

Selleck, notably known for his time on the crime drama television series Magnum, P.I., went on The View Thursday to discuss the latest presidential election and Blue Bloods, his latest show.

When Host Whoopi Goldberg asked Selleck about his thoughts on the election, he was quick to reveal who he actually voted for.

"It was easy this election because I didn't support either candidate. I had some problems. So I wrote in my own candidate," Selleck confessed. "I wrote in Dallas Police Chief David Brown."

Brown led the police department during the July 7 police ambush in downtown Dallas and received world-renounced praise for the way he handled the attack that killed four DPD officers and one DART officer.

"That man showed such grace and leadership. I was just deeply touched by him," Selleck said. "He didn't win, though."

The former police chief announced his retirement in September after 33 years of service. Brown told reporters the national notoriety felt "self-serving" and distasteful" and lead him to hang up his hat.

"The job of police chief is to be challenged," Brown said.

MORE: DPD Chief David Brown explains why he's retiring

A replacement for Brown has yet to be announced. Interim Police Chief David Pughes is leading the department until a replacement is found.

Mobile users can click here to watch Tom Selleck's full interview on The View.