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Posted on: March 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] RPD personnel honored for live-saving actions and excellence in serving department and community


The Roswell Police Department honored many of its members during a Feb. 28 awards ceremony recognizing a variety of achievements and actions during the past year of 2022. 

RPD congratulates the following on their well-deserved awards, promotions and recognition, and thanks our members for their dedicated service to this department and community. A special thank you to Briana Sanchez for opening the ceremony with a beautiful rendition of our national anthem. 

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Officer Logan Franklin, Life Saving Award (left photo, with Deputy Chief Mike Taylor, left, and Chief Phil Smith, right)

On Aug. 10, Officer Logan Franklin responded to the 1000 block of East Poe Street in reference to a motor-vehicle crash with injuries. Upon arrival, Officer Franklin provided life-saving measures to a motorist, saving the life of a young man.  

Officer Gideon Perry, Life Saving Award (right photo, with Deputy Chief Mike Taylor, left, and Chief Phil Smith, right)

On Dec. 23, Officer Gideon Perry responded to a medical call involving a female who was not breathing and apparently choking on something. Officer Perry used the Heimlich maneuver, saving the woman’s life.


Civilian, Dispatcher, Officer of the Year

Civilian of the Year: Norma Ortiz, Chief’s Office Administrative Assistant 

Dispatcher of the Year: Alfredo Delgado

Officer of the Year: Erica Varela


Officers of the Quarters

First Quarter: Officer Abrem Atencio

Second Quarter: Officer Adrian Jimenez

Third Quarter: Officer Logan Franklin

Fourth Quarter: Officer Erica Varela


Civilians of the Quarters

First Quarter: Property Tech Luis Rangel

Second Quarter: Records Clerk Natasha Villanueva

Third Quarter: Records Clerk Christina De La Cerda

Fourth Quarter: The Technical Services Unit team of Lieutenant Michael Fry (a sworn officer), Crime Scene Techs Angela Sharpe, Cammie Aguirre, Shady Nguyen and Annalee Madrid, and Property Techs Fabianna Ortega and Luis Rangel



Sergeant Tan Nguyen - Promoted to Sergeant on 1/14/2022

Lieutenant Ryan Craine - Promoted to Lieutenant on 8/22/2022

Sergeant Brandon Stroud - Promoted to Sergeant on 10/7/2022

Detective Bethany Johnston - Promoted to Detective on 11/18/2022

Deputy Chief Albert Aldana - Promoted to Deputy Chief on 11/18/2022

Sergeant Chance Cavin - Promoted to Sergeant on 12/16/2022

Detective Jaime Castillo - Promoted to Detective on 12/30/2022



K9 Tesla, a female Belgian Malinois who was one of RPD’s drug and apprehension dogs.  She had more than five years of police K9 service, working at RPD with K9 Officer Cody Schwartz. Tesla officially retired in January 2022. 


Years of Service

(TSU = Technical Services Unit; SID = Special Investigations Divisions; CID = Criminal Investigations Division; NCIC = National Crime Information Center) 

5 or more years of service

TSU Property Tech Luis Rangel, 5+ years

Officer Domingo Pisana, 5+ years

Officer Brandon Speights, 5+ years

Detective Cassandra Juarez, 5+ years

Agent Skye Wentland, 5+ years

Officer Cristal Gonzales, 5+ years

Officer Brian Jefferson, 5+ years

Dispatch Supervisor Gabriela Garza, 5+ years

TSU Crime Scene Tech Shady Nguyen, 6+ years

TSU Crime Scene Tech Angela Sharpe, 6+ years

Agent Garrett Dollar, 6+ years

Patrol Sergeant Chance Cavin, 6+ years 

Patrol Sergeant Brandon Stroud, 6+ years

Support Services Sergeant Trevis Reese, 6+ years

Dispatcher Malena Martinez, 6+ years

Patrol Sergeant Tan Nguyen, 7+ years

Detective Gino Basile, 7+ years

Dispatch Supervisor Joseph Dominguez, 7+ years

Dispatch Training Coordinator Alfredo Delgado, 7+ years

Officer Randy Rodriquez, 8+ years

Patrol Sergeant Alex Barleen, 8+ years

Agent Narciso Santillan, 8+ years

Dispatch Supervisor Raelynn Villareal, 8+ years

Dispatcher Robby Romero, 8+ years

Records Supervisor Georgia Davey, 9+ years

Officer Ashley Wood, 9+ years                                                                                 

Agent Natalie Mendoza, 9+ years

Detective Humberto Loya, 9+ years


10 or more years of service

Officer Trong Nguyen, 10+ years

TSU Property Tech Fabianna Ortega, 11+ years                               

Records Clerk Vanessa Ortega, 11+ years                                                           

Administrative Assistant Norma Ortiz, 13+ years                                                                                           

Chief Philip Smith, 11+ years                                                                                    

Patrol Lieutenant Ryan Craine, 11+ years                                                                                           

SID Sergeant Scott Wrenn, 11+ years                                                                    

CID Sergeant Dylan Thomas, 11+ years                                                                               

TSU Sergeant Brad Bailey, 12+ years                                                                                    

Support Services Lieutenant Michael Fry, 13+ years

Captain Joe Smith, 14+ years

Dispatch NCIC/Terminal Agency Coordinator Darla Shannon, 14+ years

Dispatch Supervisor Keli McKenna, 14+ years                                                   


15 or more years of service

Records Clerk Cristina De La Cerda, 15+ years

SID Administrative Assistant Yazmin Soto, 15+ years

Deputy Chief Alberto Aldana, 16+ years

SID Lieutenant Mark Mahone, 16+ years

Dispatch Operations Coordinator Alison Herring, 16+ years

Patrol Sergeant Adam Rhodes, 16+ years

Captain Raymond Sharpe, 18+ years

Accreditation Manager Loretta Lara, 19+ years

Accreditation Lieutenant Ron Smith, 19+ years

CID Lieutenant  Richard Romero, 19+ years

Dispatcher Terri Sykes, 19+ years


20 or more years of service

Sergeant Jeff Prince, 20+years

Sergeant Grace Fresquez, 20+years

CID Administrative Assistant Mendy Hernandez, 20+years

Dispatch Quality Assurance/Compliance Jennifer Garcia, 22+years

Deputy Chief Mike Taylor, 22+years 

(Additional photos are on the RPD Facebook page.)

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