Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lt Lynette Hogue Day

How many people do you know who are given a city proclamation when they retire from police service?

December 10, 2009 was name Lt Lynette Hogue day by the honorable San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome. Well over one hundred friends and family members gathered to celebrate the 27 year career of San Francisco Police Department Lieutenant Lynette Ailene Hogue. Lynette is an IAWP member and she has served as the 2003 IAWP Annual Conference Director, Region 10 Coordinator and 2nd Vice President. She has been a very active member of the Association and the Board of Director. IAWP was nicely represented at the celebration with members traveling from Canada, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, all of California and Nevada to attend the gala.

Lynette’s longtime patrol partner and academy mate Mary attended. There were many Mary and Lynette radio car stories one which included throwing cupcakes (funny to know our leaders enjoyed juvenile pleasures too). I had the pleasure of meeting Carrie Lucas a recently retired Sergeant from the SFPD. She reflected fondly on the IAWP conferences she has attended since joining the IAWP in 1986. I look forward to seeing her in Minneapolis. Have you registered yet?

The dance floor was filled with IAWP members and we closed the place down staying past last call until they pretty much put us out at midnight. Lynette had a great time. She was all smiles and relaxed. She officially retired October 2009 and has spent the past few weeks jumping headlong into retirement. She even went to Disneyland (that always seems to be on recent retirees list).

The room was decorated with a Hoilday theme with Christmas trees and lights. Gold beaded necklaces were on the cloth covered tables. A three course meal was served on par with any IAWP banquet. A champagne toast was raised to Lynette. The event was planned by Lynette’s beloved life partner Robin Matthews. A beautiful ocassion. It was nice to recognize the great service and career of a true women leader in law enforcement. Congratulation and I wish you lots of love and joy in the new year and in your new life of leisure.

Well Done.

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