Public Safety

Former Police Chief Wayne Torpy Pleads With Council

Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy asks County Councilors for help in reactivating his monthly insurance benefits, during the public comment period Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy addressed the County Council during public comment Tuesday evening about his ongoing insurance battle.



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The Unsung Hero

Unsung heroes can be found everywhere. Courtesy photo
JudyGail’s Place

The news is swarming with horrible stories about tragedies. We hear too often about shootings at community colleges or vehicles driving into crowds of people. These stories are heartbreaking. Those who witness these events also are impacted in profound ways. It is life altering to witness innocent lives suddenly changed by a senseless evil act.

While these tragedies are overwhelming, many stories of heroism also rise to the surface. Stories about young men and women

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More Scenes From Special Olympics Torch Run

Los Alamos Police Department runners and Special Olympic athletes meet for a photo Thursday morning before taking off in the 2017 Torch Run from Los Alamos to Jemez Springs. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos American Legion (Linda Fox) presents a $500 check to Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Photo by Kateri Morris

From left, Bandelier Ranger David Sutherland, LAPD Sgt. Tim Lonz and LAPD Cpl. Robert Larsen pull a steep hill. Photo by Kateri Morris

Bandelier Ranger Derek Thompson carries the torch. Photo by Kateri Morris

LAPD Cmdr. Morris and Ofc. Jay Eakins

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Scenes From 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

Los Alamos Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Coordinator Cmdr. Oliver Morris leads athletes along Trinity Drive early Thursday as they head toward the Jemez. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, right, showed up to show his support for the Torch Run with Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, and Cmdr. Oliver Morris. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade volunteers Tom Houlton, left, and Charles Hosford are ready to assist Thursday morning for the 2017 Special

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Bear Spotted Strolling Around Eastern Area

This bear is spotted just before 7 p.m. Thursday raiding some bird feeders in Eastern area. It seems bear awareness day was timely as the bears are out and about in local neighborhoods this spring. Photo by Michael Redondo

After snacking on bird seed, this bear takes a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood Thursday in Eastern Area. Photo by Michael Redondo

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