MLPD brings on two more reserve officers

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Police Chief Dan Watson with new Reserve Officers Ingrid and Mike Braun

Police Chief Dan Watson with new Reserve Officers Ingrid and Mike Braun

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE SWEAR IN TWO RESERVE POLICE OFFICERS

On Tuesday, November 12, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department swore in two Level One Reserve Police Officers.  Mike and Ingrid Braun, both retired from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), bring the number of MLPD Reserves to four.  Ingrid retired as a Lieutenant after 21 years of service, and Mike retired as a Senior Lead Officer with 26 years of law enforcement experience.

Level One Reserve Officers are able to work unsupervised after completing field training.  In addition to working patrol shifts and special events, Ingrid will assist with follow-up investigations and Mike will help coordinate a Neighborhood Watch Program.

The Brauns join Level One Reserves Karen Smart and Dick Worcester.  Chief Dan Watson said, “One year ago we didn’t have any Reserve Officers.  These four will help us get through what we hope will be a busy winter season.  All of our Reserves are retired law enforcement officers and they bring a wealth of experience to the MLPD

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Tom O
Tom O
8 years ago

And those numbers are?I stand by my experience. You sound like another outsider from Olancha or L.A. piling on.

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

I’ll let the numbers speak for themselves, Tom O. or whatever your name is. I stand behind mine.

Tom O
Tom O
8 years ago

lil Rick, Wrong…been posting here for a very long time….. What I do know is that the guy[no names] you are talking about was not the most ethical officer. Put it this way, the folks in June[where he resided] were glad when he was fired. I have had other incidents… Read more »

Agreed
Agreed
8 years ago

@ Big Rick You are right on and I am so glad someone besides me is taking notice. I can’t help but wonder everyday how the BOS lets this department continue as it is. It is nothing short of criminal how they treat their employees and you are right if… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Agreed

What can a BOS do? The Sheriff is an elected official. He or she is not answerable to the BOS in any way. They have no power to tell the Sheriff to do or not to do anything. That is one of the drawbacks of an elected Sheriff. The only… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago

Actually, right now, Sheriff Obenberger has been appointed to his position. He filled the term of former Sheriff Rick Scholl.
BK

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

Tom, you must be a NEW guy to this site. Everyone here knows that anyone on the Mono Sheriff’s payroll does exactly what they’re told, when they’re told, and nothing more or they’ll end up sitting in a chair for 10 hours, guarding the lobby without a uniform or weapon.… Read more »

Agreed
Agreed
8 years ago

@ Big Rick, you are exactly right about why she was terminated. There is no probably about it. She has more experience and knowledge and he knows it. Glad to see her with a badge on again and I hope the reason she is keeping her post up is so… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Agreed

Her termination prooves the Mono County Sheriff department is ran the same way the jock lawn is administered by the students at any high school.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

That’s an opinion with no facts. I did try to get some facts, but the Sheriff could not discuss a confidential personnel matter.
Benett

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

That’s my opinion formulated from what I’ve read on this site.

Tom O
Tom O
8 years ago
Reply to  Agreed

When I had to call the MCSD for some vandalism on a commercial vehicle i was driving, she showed up…she didn’t take a report and did no follow up…….I was not impressed…..apparently either was Ralph. Good job Ralph

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

Ingrid is the deputy that Sheriff Obie terminated one day before her probation was up, probably because he felt threatened by her superior education and experience. Sheriff’s department loss…Mammoth PD’s gain, HUGE gain.

sean
sean
8 years ago

I have one more thing for all you Adam Henry smack talkers out there in Cyber-Coward land. Watch the below video and then please enlighten us with your worldly wisdom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Sean- that is the most arrogant and conceded video I have seen in a long time. Why should I be banned from this sight? You clearly used police lingo to call me a-hole to start your crusade here. If you can’t handle the fact that I have every right to… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….Thing is,most LE Officers are good people and do their job well….but there are exceptions that choose this line of work to think they are legal “bullies” to the “regular citizens”…In Oregon,where the State Police are REALLY tough,I was once pulled over,and after showing a concealed-weapon permit,the officer thought I… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

Wayne- I actually have supported the Mammoth Police Volunteer Program and have several friends that are in law enforcement. I just don’t think I have to kiss their behinds and quite honestly like talking crap to and about them. Sean just pissed me off.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Enough with the “pissed off” dialogue. As Philip Anaya said, why not talk about those contributing and how we can help.
BK

Total Richard
Total Richard
8 years ago
Reply to  sean
JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Well said Paul Harvey! Yes cops, firefighters, teachers and some definitely deserve a raise, NOT the investment bankers, corporate CEO’s or Lobbyists, but thats the world we live in sean, and when “we the people” stand up and in protest the cops are forced through systematic norms to beat down… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  JeremiahJoseph

Police pay varies a great deal by locality. The Chief of Police in Ridgecrest is paid less than a patrol officer in the CHP. Chippies get paid 8 hours to patrol, 15 minutes of overtime pay at the beginning and again at the end of each shift to get dressed… Read more »

John Barton
John Barton
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Wow Sean, you know a lot about Adam Henrys… kinda like the pot calling the kettle black. You sound very wound up and angry. I hope you don’t carry a badge and especially not a gun. I use my real name in “Cyber-Coward land”… and WHO are you?

Philip Anaya
Philip Anaya
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Just saying,of course you are not the Sean referenced at the #2 urban dictionary definition of the pejorative of Adam Henry. Insults if intended should always be clear and concise and totally disrespectful without any face saving humor of our human condition. Have to agree with you that LE officers… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Philip Anaya

I would say landing an airplane on the back of an aircraft carrier is a far more dangerous way to make a living than anything a CHP officer does, and it requires both a bachelors degree and two and half years of flight training to get to the fleet compared… Read more »

Mongo The Idiot
Mongo The Idiot
8 years ago

DT, For me a large part of the pay flying on and off an aircraft carrier would be the use of the multimillion dollar plane with free fuel. Plus, imagine the adrenalin crazed chicks swarming for your attention! Officers clubs, unlimited travel, Obamacare exemption, nuclear weapons, possibility of space travel,… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

I can tell you have never been deployed on a combat ship. The entire air wing lives and works in a space that is sandwiched between the fight deck and hanger deck. Pilots literally sleep beneath catapults and under the landing area. It is hot, noisy and uncomfortable living. You… Read more »

Mongo The Idiot
Mongo The Idiot
8 years ago

I am so glad I am not you.

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago

“I am so glad I am not you.”

Well lessee Mongo… DT was a bold Naval Aviator. You are a self-described idiot. My hearty congratulations on attaining your aspiration. You are not DT.

sean
sean
8 years ago

Besides the ongoing dialog with the Adam Henrys who need to be banned from this site let me say this – Thank you Mike and Ingrid Braun for being Reserve Officers. I will make a stand and say thanks for doing what you do. I think it is lost on… Read more »

Pity the far-right
Pity the far-right
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Ban the Adam Henrys from this site? Naw. Let them expose themselves for the angst-ridden poor souls that they are. What would you expect from a group of people who spend their waking hours glued to the radio rants of their “heroes” Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity … ?… Read more »

Tony Cumia
Tony Cumia
8 years ago

Wasn’t it the Dems that championed a guy who once was a grand wizard of the KKK up until he died a few years ago? Just asking.

America
America
8 years ago

Have you seen the news lately about the implosion of the Unaffordable Care Act. I see the Dems are running for cover and distancing themselves from President Obama who knowingly lied to all Americans. The Democrats are rapidly losing the trust of the American People. Bennett, have you thought about… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  America

If Congress had allowed Medicare for all this would not be happening. I’m interested in what the people need, not the political parties.
BK

America
America
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

The people don’t need Obamacare, The smart Americans knew it was bad from the beginning and now most Americans are finally seeing the light. I just can’t see how people except for Dr. Facts can actually trust what this Administration says. they lost on Gun Control, Lost on Amnesty and… Read more »

Sad reality
Sad reality
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Today’s sad, sad reality of what exists in America –

“To hell with the poor. Let them pull themselves out of the ghettos by their own damn bootstraps!”

And this is what is trying to pass for True Americans.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

To the person who thinks he speaks for America. Those are the same discredited arguments the health insurance industry trolls have been using since Obama brought the issue of reforming health insurance in America. They are factually wrong and have been shown to be wrong over and over again and… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

The number one reason for personal bankruptcy in the US is unpaid medical bills. A study conducted this year by Harvard identified 62% of personal bankruptcies were due to the cost of medical bills, and of those filing for bankruptcy due to medical bills, 78% had health insurance.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  America

You have the nerve to call yourself America? Then post TeaBag Hysterical lies? You simply don’t know what you are talking about. The ACA is not imploding. The Federal Exchange website didn’t work well at launch. Has that ever happened to any other website? Of course it has. It will… Read more »

America
America
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Ken,

For Obama to do that it will raise the current premiums.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/us-usa-healthcare-ahip-idUSBRE9AD14720131114

State Insurance Commissioners already rejecting Obama’s proposal.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/healthcarecheckup/2013/11/14/state-insurance-commissioner-rejects-obamas-proposal-to-extend-canceled-policies/

Here is my favorite Obamacare plans cost more than traditional insurance plans.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507489/Obamacare-plans-cost-cases-WITH-government-subsidies-Obama-administration-admits-time.html

All articles are from non right leaning sources.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  America

Like I said, if Congress had supported Medicare for all, none of this would be happening.
Benett Kessler

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
8 years ago
Reply to  Ken Warner

Yeah really, think if congress actually worked together to bring healthcare to America in more progressive ways, it’s obvious it needs a lot of work, but why would any of us reinforce either parties argument? They rarely have “We The People’s” best interest in mind.. The only reason we haven’t… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  America

There’s no implosion. The one website had issues, that’s for sure. It’s a massive undertaking to do a webbased service for the entire country. Yes, they should’ve anticipated it wouldn’t go smoothly. I’m not sure who developed the site, but my experience with contractors that competitively bid something like that… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  America

Oh, and I call BS on your cost data. If over $800 for insurance now is a 85% increase in the premium, you were only paying $450 or so for your premiums in the before condition. Who can insure a family a three for $450???? The only way would be… Read more »

America
America
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

I insure have insured my family (wife and kids) on the Private Market for some time and only have a 4k ded. and 8k per family with 0% copay after the ded. and yes premium is around 4k currently with Blue Shield. With the new 2014 unimproved Obama Compliant plans… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  America

The issue here is not politics. Bashing Obama won’t take care of people. The Republicans have offered no plan except letting people go to the emergency room. So, we get your political complaint. Totally agreed that what exists now is far from perfect, but not so far as no insurance… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Wow dude, I’m really a fun loving laid back liberal in my mind. I just never cared much for petty rules. I laugh when I hear Limbaugh whinny thoughts.

2 kinds of Americans
2 kinds of Americans
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

There are two kinds of Americans today.
The liberal-minded and those that wish they were.

erik simpson
erik simpson
8 years ago

The August and Ancient Society of Jerks is open to all. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or especially political affiliation. All political parties are welcome and well represented.

Big Rick OBrien
Big Rick OBrien
8 years ago

Just in time for the “busy season” in the village. A few more and the whole department can breathe a little easier.

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

Trouble – your new name is Adam Henry.

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

You have a point, Sean. Clean it up, Trouble.

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

…no sense of humor.

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Sean

Sean is your name rent a cop?

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

How’s that for cleaning it up?

sean
sean
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Hey Adam Henry… I don’t get your rent a cop attempt at a joke.

Are you in a better mood today ? did you get enough sleepy time last night ?

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Sean- thanks for caring. I was just assuming you were in law enforcement since they use that Adam Henry crap.. I guess your just sensitive.

sean
sean
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

I’m not sensitive at all. But I will put an out-of-line crap talker in his place as needed. I won’t allow you to run amuck talking inaccurate smack. When I think of you I imagine a grumpy, lonely old man yelling “Get Off My Lawn!” as kids walking home from… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

If you are not sensitive at all, why are you angry?
BK

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

“But I will put an out-of-line crap talker in his place as needed.”

I always consider the source and you sir seem to be the pot calling the kettle black.

sean
sean
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

Are you psychic Benett? How do you know I am angry? Please explain how you know what emotional state I happen to be in.

Could I be passionate? Could I be annoyed with certain posters?

Please explain how you know my exact emotion?

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  sean

This post flies in the face of your claim – “I am not sensitive at all.” No psychic talent needed.
BK

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

George Zimmerman with a badge. There’s nothing wrong with being a rent a cop. Especially if you get to carry a gun 🙂

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Mark….PLEASE don’t compare George Zimmerman with ANYTHING to do with Law Enforcement…Unless I’m mistaken,a reserve POLICE OFFICER is there to help enforce the law…and being paid to do so….George Zimmerman ,and his type, are un-paid “wanna-be authorities” claiming to be neighborhood watch “officers ” or “captains”,and usually carrying some type… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
8 years ago

Sounds like the skateboard park will be well patrolled.