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City honors retiring police chief with surprise parade

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Local law enforcement officials, dignitaries and community leaders participated in a surprise parade honoring retiring Madera Chief of Police Dino Lawson on Thursday morning.


As part of the celebration held for the retiring Police Chief Dino Lawson, the City of Madera held a parade in his honor Thursday morning.

Members of the community gathered in a top secret mission to show their appreciation one last time before Chief Lawson hangs up his uniform and begins a new journey in life.

During the parade, a cavalcade of emergency vehicles from various law enforcement agencies showed their support by driving past the police station in downtown Madera. Then, they turned on 6th Street, and made their way to the Frank Bergon Senior Center for a reception where participants and attendees were treated to snacks and refreshments, and enjoyed an opportunity to wish the police chief a warm farewell and thank him in person for the years he has given in shaping Madera.


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