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Lodi officer Chet Somera wraps up 30 years with department

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2008 10:00 pm

How do you sum up a 30-year law enforcement career when you've literally done everything but be chief or a motorcycle cop?

If you're Lodi Police Lt. Chet Somera, you start by looking back on the decades and saying that it's been a good career. And then the stories begin.

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9 comments:

  • posted at 2:16 pm on Sun, Jan 27, 2008.

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    Well as neighbors go he was about a good
    as it gets...As an officer of the LPD
    though I can remember a case of Police
    harassment when he put the red light on
    me in my Jeep on Tokay for something
    about Idaho plates on the Jeep....
    Good luck Amigo, You and the Family the best always :-)

     
  • posted at 12:27 pm on Sun, Jan 27, 2008.

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    Congratulations on your retirement!! I hope you and Tami and your family have alot of fun!! Thanks for all you have done everyday for the Citizens of Lodi!!
    Enjoy : )

     
  • posted at 3:22 pm on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Thank you, Lt. Somera, for your years of service in our community. Happy retirement!

     
  • posted at 12:34 pm on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Thank you, Chet, for your dedication to the City of Lodi and all your friends and colleagues It has been a pleasure knowing you. Good luck in your retirement. It was sad to here you sign off on the radio Friday. For those that missed it, was "L70 908 (signing off), Good bye and God bless". Brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. Good luck, you deserve it.

     
  • posted at 9:42 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Very best of wishes to you and your family. I remember when you were a young rookie working the eastside! Great career!

     
  • posted at 6:30 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    A job well done, at work and at home. You've taught me and so many others such great values that we will carry the rest of our lives. Love you Dad!

     
  • posted at 5:53 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Chet, thank you for your loyalty and commitment to our City. You are an example to every other public employee. Best wishes in your retirement.

     
  • posted at 4:08 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Thank you for thirty years of unselfish service to our community and for dodging all the violence that you faced, which we citizens take for granted. Thank you for coming in on your days off, or double shift to help those in need. I wish you a wonderful retirement, you deserve it!

     
  • posted at 1:54 am on Sat, Jan 26, 2008.

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    Good luck Chet! I hope you and tami enjoy your retirement. Thanks for your years of service :-)

     
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