Kintigh: Giving the community the help it needs

August 3, 2013 • Local News


Dennis Kintigh has spent much of his life seeing a side of the Roswell community some people often don’t.

Since January, Kintigh has worked for the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department as a detective. He’s currently working one homicide case, burglaries and a rape case.

He recalled the story of interviewing a young woman about a case recently. She was in her 30s, addicted to heroin and living in a hotel.

“It’s distressing and tragic that it’s out there. We need to confront issues we’re not confronting. One of those is drug addiction,” he said. “We need to come up with a way to try to deal with the hurting, broken people.

“It’s a great community, but it needs some help,” Kintigh said.

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