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It is with deep appreciation that I send you this letter to commend the life saving efforts of Salinas PD Sgt. Cupak and Officers Alford and Alvarado...Your officers acted heroically and without delay, helping rescue people, man fire hoses, scale ladders and provide first aid. Please convey my utmost gratitude to these officers who helped save countless lives that day. I am still hearing praise...

~ Manny Solano, Chief of Police, Watsonville, CA

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I wish to convey my gratitude to Commander Stan Cooper for his assistance with our Citizens Academy program. On June 12,2012, Commander Cooper was a guest presenter on the topic of gangs. His experience and professionalism played an instrumental role in the education and facilitation of the topic- I appreciate his enthusiasm and willingness to assist with our program. Once again, please exterrd...

~ Michael B. CalholinI, Chief of Police, Carmel

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Officers Ben Draeger, Kenny Schwener, and Mas Yoneda handled a Crisis Management Briefing which was followed by two Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. The officers performed debriefing duties for our inpatient mental health unit staff, crisis team and outpatient behavioral health staff, a group of well-trained and experienced clinical personnel. The officers handled themselves with the utmost...

~ Robert Jackson MFT, Monterey County Behavioral Health

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We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you and the Salinas Police Department for your generous sponsorship of Relay For Life of Salinas 2Ol2 as a Bronze Sponsor. We are honored and grateful for your support in bringing such an important event like Relay For Life to our community. This year 136 teams ond over 500 survivors participated in Relay For Life 2012. To date we have raised $...

~ Robin Peorce, Relay For Life of Salinas

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A note of thanks and gratitude for sending three of your officers, three of your best, to participate in our Grand Fiesta at Closter Park on June 30, 2012. Officers Jeffery Lofton, Richard Lopez and Melanie Coffin were an asset and a huge hit with the kids as well as the parents... they interacted with the kids, always with a smile and a few words of encouragement. The radar race was a great ice...

~ Sandra M. Whittle, Rotary Club of Salinas Alisal

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On July 23, 2012, my daughter called the Police Department to report she was being stalked and harassed by a subject. She was very nervous about making the report and even more so knowing she would have to talk about the facts of the case. It was very fortunate that Officer Anthony Yates was the officer who responded to our residence to take the report. My daughter related to me that Officer...

~ Richard 'Rick' Janicki, Police Lieutenant (Ret.)

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I write this letter to tell you that Officers Hart, Bohn and Gansen did a superb job in bringing to justice a group of persistent thieves. The defendants selected Target stores in Marina and Salinas on numerous occasions to work their schemes to steal merchandise. Your officers worked with store loss prevention officers and Marina Police officers to gather video surveillance, identify all...

~ Dean D. Flippo, District Attorney