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Public Protectors

by Lorie Lewis Ham


In 2020, we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This week we are interviewing Daniel Lopez who is a Fire Engineer. Daniel grew up in Parlier but moved to Reedley in 2016. He attended school in Parlier and graduated from Parlier High School in 1996.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In 2020, we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This week we are interviewing Efrain Martinez who is a Captain with the Reedley Fire Department. Efrain grew up in Parlier but moved to Reedley in 2005. As a profession, he is a manufacturing engineer. He volunteers for the City of Reedley Fire Department.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In 2020, we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This interview though is a little bit different as he is not only a part of the Reedley Fire Department, but also Selma. Albert Rodriguez is a Captain with the Reedley Fire Department. He worked as an EMT with the Sequoia Safety Council for 20 years while working with Reedley Fire at the same time. Albert left the Sequoia Safety council when he was offered the job with the Selma Fire Department, but continues to work for Reedley Fire during his days off.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our third interview, and this one is with Fire Captain Ryan Rodriguez. Ryan was born and raised in Reedley and attended St. La Salle, Lincoln Elementary, Grant Middle School, and Reedley High School. He then went on to attend Reedley College and Fresno City College.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department. This is our second interview, this one with Fire Battalion Chief Justin Watson. Justin was born and raised in Reedley and attended Reedley High School.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


KRL did several articles last year profiling different aspects of the City of Reedley, including several articles about the Reedley Police Department. This year we are profiling members of the Reedley Fire Department, beginning with Firefighter Dylan Garrison.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We have been doing a series of articles this year taking a look at some of the people who serve Reedley in various ways. This week we sat down to have a chat with Reedley Animal Control Officer John Urbano about what he does.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Have you ever wondered what a police chief does? We are doing a series of articles that is taking a look at many different parts of the City of Reedley and leaders in Reedley, to learn not only more about what they do, but also about who they are. This week we are chatting with Reedley’s Chief of Police Jose Luis Garza. He assumed leadership of the Reedley Police Department on March 13, 2012, after serving as Acting Chief of Police since April of 2011.

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Reedley PD Tip Line

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Ever wish that you could help fight crime in your own hometown? Well actually, you can by using the Reedley PD Tip Line. We sat down recently with Police Liaison Officer Cyndee Trimble Friesen to learn more about the Tip Line which started in August 2017.

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Reedley PD K9 Program

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


When the Reedley Police Department’s K9 officer Baxter passed away in January of 2013 due to a terminal illness, it spurred the beginnings of an even larger K9 unit in Reedley, thanks to the great response of the community.

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by Vanessa McCracken



Our Reedley bike shop was broken into in early February. The thief smashed a window and grabbed the $2,000 bike we had on display, and ran. Moments like this rip my heart out. In less than a minute, this person cost me thousands of dollars (windows aren’t cheap), and thousands of tears. Anyone who is self-employed knows how hard it is to run a healthy, viable business.

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by Sergeant Johnathan Cates, of the Reedley P.D.


The Reedley Police Department is attempting to expand its K9 program to include cross trained dogs. Our current program is made up solely of a narcotics detection dog (Baxter) and the handling officer. Cross trained police dogs are not only able detect narcotics, but can also be used as a protection dog. These highly trained “officers” have the ability to track scent trails and use force when necessary against aggressive suspects.

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by Cheryl Senn


“I put my best effort into hiring the best candidates I can find, in the Valley,” said Interim Fire Chief Greg Tarascou. “They don’t get any better than this.”

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by Cheryl Senn


“Community Watch, Block Watch, Neighborhood Watch, Apartment Watch, Crime Watch – no matter what it’s called, this is one of the most effective and least costly answers to crime,” states the first lines on the Starting a Community Watch handout that is included in the Sanger Community Watch Program (SCWP) informational packet.

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