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Solis sworn in as Roswell Police Department Chief

January 14, 2011 • Local News

Roswell Police Department’s newest chief, Al Solis, is sworn in during a Change of Command ceremony as Dennis Kintigh, interim chief, looks on. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Alfonso Solis took his oath of of fice as the Roswell Police Department’s new chief, at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, in a special ceremony at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Solis’ longtime friend, Gov. Susana Martinez, attended.

During the opening remarks, State Representative and Interim Chief Dennis Kintigh said, “To the men and women of the Roswell Police Department, it has been my incredible privilege to serve with you.” He told them that they had been an inspiration to him. To the incoming chief, he quipped, “I’m so happy to see you.”

Mayor Del Jurney referred to the occasion as bittersweet, “But when you lose a good man and replace him with another good man, that’s a pretty good deal.” He thanked Kintigh for “stepping up to the plate” during the time of transition. “We’re excited about Al Login to read more

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