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Lakeport Police Department swears in new sergeants in Monday ceremony

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LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lakeport Police Department is celebrating its two new sergeants.

In a brief ceremony held at the gazebo in Library Park on Monday morning, Chief Brad Rasmussen administered the oath to newly promoted sergeants Victor Rico and Andrew Welter.

Rasmussen said a major goal of the city of Lakeport and the Lakeport Police Department has been realized with the promotion of Rico and Welter from the ranks of the department’s officers.

Both men were originally recruited in the department’s hiring local campaign which seeks to employ police officer candidates who are already members of and have strong ties to the Lake County community.

This hiring program is a collaborative effort between the Lakeport Police Department and the City’s Human Resources Department that has been in place for the last seven years.

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Brad Marsh, longtime Santa Rosa police officer, Army veteran and bird rescuer, dies at 72

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(Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat, 2015)
(Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat, 2015)

Inclined all his life to service and action, Sebastopol’s Brad Marsh flew a combat helicopter in Vietnam at age 18, then he worked a distinguished career as a Santa Rosa police officer, and in retirement found a passion for helping out some of the most impressive birds of prey that soar above Sonoma County.

Through it all, Marsh, who began at the SRPD in 1976 and retired in 2003, was a family man, a friend to many and a community member regarded as genuine, able, caring and the sort of person who’s just great fun to be with.

He died Monday morning at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from complications of a medical trial intended to help him avoid a recurrence of the cancer discovered last December in a lymph node above his right lung. The father of two and grandfather of three was 72.

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