On Monday October 9, 2017, the Livermore Police Department was contacted by Alameda County Animal Services asking that our Animal Control personnel join in a request for mutual aid from the Napa County Sheriff’s Department. Napa County needed more personnel to respond to requests for service from the residents in the fire ravaged area. Napa County Animal Services officers fielded calls and escorted outside agencies to the areas needing assistance. Two Livermore Animal Control officers responded to the request for help. Our personnel assisted in removing pets from homes where residents were unable to take their pets with them. The rescued pets were taken to a shelter with the hopes of reuniting them with their families. Our officers also navigated through dangerous and fiery terrain to assist residents in rural areas with evacuating their horses. The majority of their time was spent helping horse owners load and transport their horses, and identifying resources to transport horses that had no means available to them.
Please join the Livermore Police Department in wishing Sergeant Jim Horton well as he retires from the department after 15 years of service. Jim’s retirement is effective October 4, 2017. During his time with the department, Sergeant Horton was selected to be a member of many specialized units to include Field Training Officer, the Professional Standards Unit, the Bicycle Unit, the Crisis Negotiations Team, the Reserve Coordinator, and the Narcotics Team Sergeant as well as being the department’s Range Master for many of these years. In all of these assignments, Sergeant Horton helped to mold the future of this organization and its officers and for this we thank him. Good luck and congratulations – you will be missed!