Former RPD chief Al Solis dies

December 24, 2013 • Local News

Former Police Chief Al Solis says his final farewell to the City of Roswell at a party held in his honor on Sept. 3. (Courtesy Photo)

Former Roswell Police Chief Al Solis died in Las Cruces around 9 a.m. Monday.

Solis was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. He announced his retirement on July 26. He said then: “I know I have cancer; it’s contained, but it’s not going away. I could have months; I could have 10 years; I could have 20.”

After he retired, Solis returned to Las Cruces to spend time with his family. He could boast a long and productive career in law enforcement. He started as a deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department. In the military, he served with the military police, later moving on to the Army’s Login to read more

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