Tom Selleck wrote in former Dallas police chief for president

Tom Selleck attends "Jess Stone: Lost In Paradise" New York Premiere at Roxy Hotel on October 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

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  • Tom Selleck said on "The View" his vote in Tuesday's election went to former Dallas Police Chief David Brown
  • "I was just deeply touched by him," Selleck said

(CNN)Tom Selleck may play a police commissioner on CBS's "Blue Bloods," but his appreciation for courage under pressure doesn't end on the small screen.

On "The View" Thursday, the actor said his vote in Tuesday's election went to former Dallas Police Chief David Brown.
    Brown, who retired in September, was widely praised for how he guided his force through a massacre of five officers this summer.
    "That man showed such grace and leadership," Selleck told the hosts. "I was just deeply touched by him."
    Selleck said he came to his decision to do a write-in choice because he "didn't support either candidate," referring to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
    Selleck, who famously got into a heated exchange with former "View' host Rosie O'Donnell on her talk show over his involvement in the NRA, has described himself as an Independent in the past.