Paine, known for his years as Lodi bicycle officer, retires
Lodi Police Officer Robert Paine, right, jokes with new officers, from left, Heather Metcalf, Robert Rench and Lance Kout about how they had to hire three new officers to make up for the work load he alone handled. Paine's farewell reception was held Wednesday afternoon. (Whitney Ramirez/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:00 pm
Nearly three months after Lodi Police Officer Robert Paine left
the bicycle patrol unit and returned to patrolling in a marked car,
people downtown are still surprised that he's gone.
This week they got another surprise as word began to spread that
today is Paine's last day on duty before retiring after 25 years in
law enforcement, 20 of them in Lodi.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:00 pm.