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Los Alamos Fire Department Bids Lt. Larry Romero Farewell at Friday Ceremony

on September 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Lt. Larry Romero with farewell gifts he received during his retirement ceremony Friday honoring his dedication and service to the Los Alamos Fire Department, Los Alamos community and Los Alamos National Laboratory. "These 22 years came in the blink of an eye," Romero said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 Lt. Larry Romero and from left, his daughter Miranda and his wife Melissa listen as Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider speak of Romero's important contributions to the Los Alamos Fire Department during his 22 years of service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Fire Chief Troy Hughes, left, and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider lighten the mood at Lt. Larry Romero's retirement ceremony at Fire Adminstration on East Road Friday. Fellow firefighters and staff members became emotional as they spoke of the positive impact Romero has had on their lives and careers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD Administrative Services/ Labor Relations Manager Sharyl R. Hofer thanks Lt. Larry Romero for his friendship and recounts fond memories shared with him through the years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD Operations Specialist Norma Jean Valdez recalls special moments shared with Lt. Larry Romero during his 22 years with the department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Capt. Jeff Wettland spoke of the leadership Lt. Larry Romero displayed during his career at the Los Alamos Fire Department. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Battalion Chief Richard Garcia spoke of how he and many others within the department strived to conduct themselves as Lt. Larry Romero has over his 22 year career at LAFD, "with dedication, honor, respect, professionalism ... the way he carried himself ... the way he showed all of us how to do the right things." Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider presents Lt. Larry Romero with a gift of nambe on behalf of the Los Alamos Fire Department and Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun, right, and Ofc. Doug Ehler representing the Los Alamos Police Department, attended Friday's retirement ceremony for LAFD Lt. Larry Romero. Both Purtymun and Ehler will retire later this month. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

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