Falklands veteran Simon Weston has pulled out of the race to become one of the UK's first high-powered civilian police bosses.
Mr Weston said he was withdrawing from the elections for the £100,000-a-year job of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for South Wales because he was becoming disillusioned and the campaign was "too political".
Writing on Twitter, he said: "With regret pulling out of the PCC role for South Wales. Became disillusioned by the fact it was getting 2 political & not serving the people."
His decision to pull out of the elections was confirmed by his spokesman.
The commissioners, who will be elected in November, will have the power to set police budgets, decide policing priorities and hire and fire chief constables.