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Vail Daily letter: Our paths will cross again

Feb. 15 marked my last day as a Minturn peace officer. During the weeks after the announcement of my decision to retire, I have been overwhelmed by expressions of support from the community. Thank you. I wanted to reiterate to the community what was written in my letter of resignation, “It has been a honor.” To those who live and work here, we know Minturn (Min-urn) is in our soul.

I have also been honored to have met and worked with the professional law enforcement personnel we have in Eagle County. These dedicated men and women give themselves every day in support of our communities. Their leaders – Chief Henninger, Chief Ticer, Chief McLaughlin, Sheriff Hoy and Capt. Duran – are exceptional. They are committed to work across man-made boundaries to serve as a team so as to ensure our communities are safe. Thank you for all that you do. A special thank you to Chief Henninger, as he always patted me on the back, asked how I was doing and offered his assistance.

Finally, I want to express my most sincere condolences to the Baldwin family. Brad is a brother to all of us and we will sincerely miss him.

A friend and recently retired dispatcher, Julie Anderson, signed out a week ago with these words “A kay wan chia kink tay.” To the Lakota Sioux, these words mean “Our paths will cross again.”

Lorenzo W. Martinez