The Surface Creek Valley Lions Club held a reception for the Cedaredge Police Department last Thursday in conjunction with National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
The department is comprised of Chief Dan Sanders, Sgt. Roy Spiker, and duty officers Jake Hernandez, Monty McDermith, Carlos Lovera and Chris Curtis. Patrol officers are backed up for special duty assignments by reserve officers Loren Winnett and Layne Brones.
The CPD provided information for the following profiles:
Sanders is a Delta native. He and his wife Amy have two sons ages 7 and 10.
Spiker is a native of Durango who served on the Delta police force. He and his wife Bridget have five children.
Curtis is an Air Force veteran. He and his wife Chris have a son, Tyler, age 16.
McDermith is a native of the San Luis Valley, he and his wife Lori have three children.
Hernandez was born and raised in Delta County and Cedaredge. He and his wife Justine have two daughters and a son.
Lovera was born in Venezuela and raised in England. He has much professional IT experience. He has been with the CPD since 2008.
Reserve officer Brones has been a Surface Creek Valley resident for some years, and Winnett has experience in Colorado and New Mexico law enforcement.
Code enforcement officer Michelle Anderson came to Cedaredge from Craig in 2014. She and her husband have been married for 32 years.
Troy Gray is the department's administrative assistant. She has extensive certification in department administration and management. Her husband Tom is retired from Texaco and from the Town of Cedaredge.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.