Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Shooter Racked Up 50 Arrests.(Final)

Byline: Chris Vogel Journal Staff Writer

Love of Job, Animals Drives Officer

A passion for raising animals and police work.

That's what friends, neighbors and colleagues of Albuquerque police Sgt. Carol Oleksak say drives the 49-year-old.

Bernice Trujillo, the San Ysidro village postmaster, said Oleksak is always on the go.

"She's a working person," Trujillo said, "and if she's not at work, she's working with her horses, cows, chickens or llamas. She's a real farm girl."

Connie Collis, who owns CWW Feed & More in San Ysidro, said Oleksak owns miniature horses, Shetland ponies and riding horses. She said Oleksak, who opened a post office box in San Ysidro in 1988, makes extra money selling large-breed dogs and racing a horse that she trained herself. …

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