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  • Solberg, Andrew (MPD)
    Jan 1, 2012

      Thanks for your kind words, Keith.  I always appreciate your support for the MPD.  Having people like you in the community makes a huge difference, and, as AC Durham has already mentioned, both your encouragement and criticisms make us a stronger agency.


      Thank you and Happy New Year.


      Andy Solberg



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      From: Mr. Keith Jarrell [mailto:keith.k.jarrell@...]
      Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 9:06 PM
      To: Lanier, Cathy (MPD); Groomes, Diane (MPD); Newsham, Peter (MPD); Durham, Alfred (MPD); Burke, Patrick (MPD); Ennis, Ralph (MPD); Chisley-Missouri, Kimberly (MPD); Solberg, Andrew (MPD); mpd-4d; mpd-5d
      Cc: Gray, Vincent (EOM); Mayor Vincent C. Gray
      Subject: reflections


      Et al,


      Before 2011 becomes history and the element of celebration takes the night. 

      I want each of you to know just how proud I am of the outstanding accomplishments of this year by the MPD.

      Homicides at a new low in many years,  and the amount of homicide cases brought to closure is absolutely gratifying.


      Many will declare it is the national trend. They too are entitled to their opinion. 


      I stand with those in this city that know the real meaning behind these terrific accomplishments.  That being the leadership, the standards, and the integrity that each of you bring to the department.  Remembering as well the tried and true devotion of each of our Officers, and Detectives, day in and day out, out there on our streets.  Putting their own safety on the line to protect and defend the citizens of this city.  These combined efforts bring us closer and closer to truly being the golden city on the hill. 


      There is little that one can really say as we begin to close out this year,  and gingerly look forward to a fresh start with a new calendar year that quickly approaches.  


      Little more than a heartfelt thank you!  For a job well done!  I choke with pride in being able to simply say that I know each of you and have the ultimate admiration for each of you personally. 


      May we grow in harmony and friendship as we look forward. May God always hold you safely in his loving hands. And may you rest in knowing how proud so many are of the intensely professional approach you strive every day to achieve and to uphold. 


      Best to each of you and yours in 2012,


      Keith Jarrell  



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