Fairfield Police Department Retirement Ceremony

Retiring Fairfield police officers, from the left, Dale Golez, David Fullen, Larry Banks and Cary Blasingame embrace at the end of their retirement ceremony Friday at Willow Hall in the Fairfield Community Center. The four retiring officers have over a hundred years of police experience between them. (Conner Jay/Daily Republic)


4 veteran officers honored for retirement

By From page A3 | January 11, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department said goodbye to decades of experience Thursday, as four officers were honored for their years of service.

The retirement ceremony featured each of the men being called to the stage of the Fairfield Community Center, where they were given certificates by city and state leaders.

Led by Capt. Darrin Moody, the stage was filled with Chief Walt Tibbet, City Manager Sean Quinn, Councilman Rick Vaccaro and a representative from Rep. John Garamendi’s office.

Tibbet said today’s officers have all learned something from those retiring and are in good shape to replace those leaving.

“All the knowledge, all of the effort. It’s largely due to people like this,” Tibbet said.

Officer Dale Golez logged the most time of the group, retiring just a month shy of 30 years. Moody said Golez is would be remembered most for his time teaching motorcycle officers and his work with the cadet program.

Of David Fullen’s 26 years in law enforcement, the last 11 years and eight months were with Fairfield. He was thanked by Moody for his work with youth services and his thoroughness as a resource officer.

Officer Larry Banks has transitioned to his post at the Fairfield Public Service Academy after 25 years and nine months with the department. The Officer of the Year in 1993 was lauded by Moody for the relationships he built with youths and their parents.

Officer Cary Blasingame spent 23 years and two months with Fairfield, where he built a reputation of a standout investigator. Moody said he was well known for his memory and skills while reporting.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • 4 more Cops added to the $100,000 PERS clubJanuary 11, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    Thank you to all Fairfield residents for agreeing to raise your sales tax...Fairfield cops wouldn't be able to retire at age 50 unless you agreed to open your wallets! Mucho Gracias!

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