The New Mexico Chapter hosted the Comprehensive Officer Wellness Train the Trainer October 19-21st at the Rio Rancho Police Department with 15 participants representing 10 agencies from New Mexico, Montana and Texas. First Tactical cooked lunch Tuesday for three different classes being conducted at the Department along with on-duty personnel, Covid Safe Practices and social distancing was practiced by all.
Retired Hobbs, NM Police Chief Chris McCall, NA Session 241, was selected to become the new Chief of Police for Kerrville, Texas. Chief McCall began his new duties November 30th and he is committed to remaining a member of the New Mexico Chapter while also joining the Texas Chapter. Chief McCall is a diehard Red Raider fan, not sure how that will go over in his new home?? Congratulations Chief!
Retired Albuquerque Police Department Commander Donnie Olvera, NA Session 260, came out of retirement to take a position as Deputy Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department. Congratulations Donnie on your return to APD!
Las Cruces Police Department Lieutenant Kiri Daines, NA Session 261, was promoted to Deputy Chief. Congratulations to Kiri in her new role.
Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier, NA Session 253, retired September 18th following a combined 47 years of law enforcement service. Chief Geier retired first after serving 20 years in Chicago, came to Albuquerque starting as a patrol officer to Commander with Albuquerque PD before retiring and taking over as Rio Rancho, NM Police Chief from 2014-2017 before becoming Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department.
Hobbs PD Deputy Chief Brian Dunlap, NA Session 251, retired September 30, 2020, years of service from June 1998 to Oct 2020. During Brian’s 22 year career he worked through the ranks at HPD actually starting at the department as an intern, while completing his Criminal Justice Degree from NMSU, and eventually achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of the Department in 2013. He served as the Interim Chief of Police for HPD for 6 months during 2019. During his career he served on the board of directors for Leadership NM and as a board member of many local charity organizations. Brian is currently spending his time coaching his son's travel league baseball team and hunting. His leadership presence will be missed at HPD.
Retired FBI Special Agent Calvin Guymon, passed away September 26, 2020 at the age of 77. Cal served the San Francisco Field Office from 1972-1977; Gallup, NM Resident Office from 1977-1980, and the Albuquerque Field Office from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. While in Albuquerque, Cal served as the FBINA Coordinator for many years. Cal is survived by his wife Gail, daughters Tracy Lynn Gohrick and husband Steve of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Teri Lee Guymon and spouse Olga of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one on the way; his brother Jimmie Guymon of Southampton, England, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.
City of Albuquerque Inspector General, Kenneth Bramlett, NA Session 162, passed away from complications of Covid on Tuesday, December 29th, Ken was 67 years old. Ken was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Ken is survived by his wife Jennifer of 26 years, and their five children. Albuquerque Mayor released a statement, “The harsh reality of this pandemic struck close to home yet again today. It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ken Bramlett, a man who was truly dedicated to transparency and integrity. A former Marine, Ken applied the Corps’ core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to his work with the City. He will dearly be missed, and our hearts are with the Bramlett family.”