Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
Following Salada's final department report, Collesano said, "Chief, it has been a pleasure working with you. But you're not going to get off that easy, my friend. Step forward, please."
With that, Collesano walked around the dais to present Salada with a declaration that reads, in part, "Whereas Chief Christopher Salada's 25 years of dedicated law enforcement service to the Village of Lewiston has made the village a better place to live. ... Chris has ensured the safety of this community through his tireless commitment to enforcing the village laws since August of 1990. Whereas, in his law enforcement position, Chief Salada has earned the respect and confidence of the village trustees, local law enforcement agencies and the citizens of Lewiston. ... Whereas Chief Salada will be best known and remembered for his gentlemanly demeanor while working with ... many groups and individuals. ... Now, therefore, be it proclaimed that the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees acknowledge the contribution that Christopher Salada has made to the citizens of the Village of Lewiston during his successful career in law enforcement, and wish him a well-deserved retirement."
Collesano and Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland thanked Salada for being available and quick to respond.
"It's been a pleasure working with this board, and everybody else here in the community," Salada said. "That part of it will be missed very much."
With that, he received a round of applause from those in attendance.
Salada replaced Ron Winkley as police chief in July 2007. He will retire at month's end.
Mayor Terry Collesano congratulates retiring LPD Chief Chris Salada.