I had the good fortune to meet Loren Ryerson 30 years ago. He and his extended family generously accepted me into their family with open hearts, and I feel lucky to have grown up with them. I vividly remember when Loren became a member of the Aspen Police Department, and, years later, I strongly recommended the city select Loren as Aspen’s chief of police.
Honesty, loyalty, integrity and professionalism are second nature to Loren. More important, his kindness, continued concern and devoted compassion ” as witnessed daily by his family, friends and this community ” are what sets Loren apart.
I was truly saddened by the news as reported by The Aspen Times (“Aspen Police Chief Ryerson on leave,” Oct. 9). I could not get to the Ryersons fast enough to give Loren and his family my undying support just as they have so generously supported the Aspen community for so many years.
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