Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lennen Names Two New Deputy Police Chiefs.(Journal North)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Santa Fe Police Chief Beverly Lennen on Thursday announced the appointment of two deputy police chiefs -- Capt. Raye Byford, 43, and Sgt. Eric Johnson, 36 -- to replace former Deputy Chief Kim Ko'omoa, who recently retired.

"They both bring strengths that we need to bring this department forward," Lennen said.

Lennen said Byford will be in charge of operations, while Johnson will be in charge of support services/administration.

Both officers have earned the respect of their co-workers, Lennen said.

Byford, a Santa Fe police officer since 1987, stared his law enforcement career with the Artesia Police Department in 1984. …

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