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Fairfield police honor officers

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Police chief Walter B. Tibbet, far right, promotes Kelly Rombach and Joshua Kresha, from left, to the rank of Sergeant during the Fairfield Police Department Employee Recognition Reception in Fairfield, Thursday. (Adam Smith/Daily Republic)

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From page A3 | April 11, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — The parents of Lt. Al Bagos, who were at his 1984 graduation from the police academy, were present Thursday when the lieutenant with the Fairfield Police Department was given special recognition upon his pending retirement from the force.

Bagos, a 1982 graduate of Fairfield High School, was among officers honored at the yearly employee recognition event at Willow Hall in the civic center.

Bobby and Amalia Bagos said they were proud of their son three decades ago when he graduated from the law enforcement academy at Los Medanos Community College in Contra Costa County, and were proud of him Thursday.

Bobby Bagos served 30 years in the U.S. Navy and said of his son: “I’m glad to see him finishing with 30 years also.”

Abby Hood said of her brother Al Bagos and his law enforcement work that: “This was his calling.”

He began with Fairfield three months before his 21st birthday.

Fairfield Police Chief Walt Tibbet presented Lt. Bagos with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and an inscription from Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove.

Police officer of the Year honors for 2013 went to Kelly Rombach, whose promotion to sergeant effective April 18 was also recognized Thursday. Rombach and three other officers were also given an award from the California Highway Patrol for their success in stolen vehicle arrests.

The award requires at least six arrests involving occupied stolen vehicles or recovering 12 stolen vehicles.

“These guys have done way more than that these past 12 months,” Lt. Randy Fenn said of Rombach and Officers Richard Mroz Jr., Troy Oliver and Robert Piro.

Lt. Greg Hurlbut was honored as Manager of the Year and CSI Supervisor Amber Blanc was honored as Employee of the Year. Stephani Cannon was Dispatcher of the Year; Shealynn Gibbons, VIPS Volunteer of the Year; and Explorer of the Year was James Williams.

Officers Joshua Kresha and Richard Williams were awarded exceptional performance citations for their work in a Jan. 1 stolen vehicle pursuit along Highway 12. Separately, Kresha was promoted to sergeant effective April 18.

Debbie Wold, office specialist, was honored upon her retirement.

Police Chief Tibbet said the entire department is due recognition.

“We get a chance to recognize a select few,” the chief said, “but it goes much further than that.”

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

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  • 2realApril 11, 2014 - 6:15 am

    Great job guys getting the car theifs off the street.... what about the murder suspects you print one article about and nothings ever said again??

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  • SC1April 11, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Why is it that everyone see's the bad things in the police department. Good job to you for being a Grade A Asshole. This is supposed to be a congratulatory event and you have to ruin it for the people that actually APPRECIATE the sacrifices our law enforcement do for us. Police cannot prevent crime. They are not time travelers and cannot predict when the crime will happen. There is an ongoing investigation with the shootings therefore BY LAW they cannot release information.

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  • patrickApril 11, 2014 - 2:33 pm

    SC1----good comment. I totally agree with you. 2real needs a spell check on his computer.

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  • 2realApril 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Sometimes the truth hurts. And people like me dont beat around the bush! Im actually in the streets seeing it first hand, not reading about it at starbucks

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  • patrickApril 11, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Im actually in the streets seeing it first hand----------------watch out for the good guys SC1

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  • 2realApril 11, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Alot of people cant understand the streets and reality. They just read the little bit of info their given and are totally oblivious with the real world. U keep being content with the small things. One day u might realize

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  • patrickApril 11, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    I was born and raised on the west side of Chicago. in the 50's and 60's. don't try to tell me about the mean streets of Fairfield. w here were you raised?

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