Sean Murphy is the Massachusetts state police sergeant who made public the photos showing the surviving Boston bombing suspect in the moments before he was captured by police.
He released the pictures after "Rolling Stone" magazine put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover and the photo seemingly glamorized the suspect.
Sergeant Murphy was disciplined for his actions and ultimately retired, just days ago, at the age of 48, after 25 years on the force.
Murphy told CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday he would release the photos again if given the chance to change his actions.
"There's no way that I couldn't do it... What "Rolling Stone" did was wrong," he said.
"That image hurt a lot of people who are still hurting. And I knew that the image I had was the true face of terror."