Fresno, California 2021-01-14 18:19:51 –
After 42 years of service, former Fresno police chief Andrew Hall “signed off” on Thursday.
Hall gave way to the new Chief Paco Valderrama on Monday, completing a 16-month run as police chief. Hall was surrounded by many colleagues at the police headquarters, including his predecessor, now Mayor Jerry Dier, and participated in the approval of the ceremony.
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“I would like to thank Fresno for 42 years of dedication and service,” a police dispatcher said of the communication system. “Your leadership and remarks make a lasting impression on our department and are overlooked by both Fresno police and law enforcement throughout. Your smile and boots will never be forgotten, Chief Hall … 11- Ten.”
Hall replied on the radio, “Thank you for the copy!”
Hole cap 16 months run as chief
Hall was a surprising choice to take over Dier, who retired in August 2019, especially since he didn’t apply for a job.
However, Mayor Lee Brand at the time concluded that there were no satisfactory candidates in the applicant pool and tentatively chose the hall to lead the department.
Hall took over the job knowing that he had reached retirement age in the spring of 2021.
Prior to becoming Chief, Hall was Deputy Chief and was once the commander of the Motorcycle Patrol Unit. He started his career as an 18-year-old cadet.
His communications sergeant, Jeff Lablue, provided a great hug. The room broke out with applause.
Valderrama also thanked him.
Hall says he plans to stay in the community.
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