Former deputy chief of Yerevan Police, Colonel Robert Melkonyan says his greatest achievement in life was his family. He has four daughters, two grandchildren and is expecting the arrival of the third one.
The former communist says he appeared in the police system against his will.
"The Central Committee of the Communist Party sent me on mission to the Internal Affairs bodies. In time, I received legal education," Mr Melkonyan told A1+.
Though the retired police official is not wearing a police uniform today, he says he is linked to the system with all his heart.
Regarding the accusations in his address according to which the former deputy chief of Yerevan Police used force against demonstrators [during March 2008 deadly events], Mr Melkonyan said he was performing his duties as a policeman.
"A surgeon cannot perform surgery without pain. I was a kind of straitjacket for the oppositionists and police officers," he said.
Mr Melkonyan admits that during the years of service there were also shortcomings but ‘he always acted within law.'
The former police official is proud to say that his conscience is clear. "I am Christian and I have to answer before God."
Mr Melkonyan will spend his earned rest with his family and grandchildren, reading books and visiting Facebook social network.