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July 26, 2011 > Special Life Events: Fremont Police officer honored for 30 years service

Special Life Events: Fremont Police officer honored for 30 years service

Officer John Rosette, who recently retired from the Fremont Police Department, was honored at the Fremont City Council meeting July 19. Former Police Chief and current Fremont Mayor, Bob Wasserman, read a proclamation of appreciation, followed by comments by Captain Richard Lucero.

Rosette was hired June 1, 1981 and received 86 letters of compliment and commendation during his career. He served in the Patrol Division, as a Motorcycle Traffic Officer and Commercial Enforcement Officer. In his comments, Cpt. Lucero noted that Rosette made "roadway safety" the centerpiece of his career. In 2007, he was asked to serve as a Field Training Officer for new hires. A diligent member of the force, Lucero remarked that Rosette was an enthusiastic full-time officer until the "last shift of the last hour." It was also revealed that Officer Rosette was an All American football player with the Oregon Ducks and a professional football player with the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders prior to his law enforcement career.

In closing remarks, Officer Rosette said he enjoyed 30 years with the department and has signed up to be a reserve officer, cautioning, "You are not rid of me yet." He also remains active in outside pursuits including Little League Baseball as a certified umpire, youth football and 4-H.

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