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Guy Chavarria

Guy Chavarria

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Artesia Police Cmdr. Ramon “Guy” Chavarria will retire at the end of this week, having served 40 years with the department, to the day, on Sept. 1.
A career that spanned decades began in 1974. Disco, soul and funk dominated the airwaves while the band KISS made its debut. “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “The Longest Yard” appeared in theaters for the first time. “Happy Days,” “Good Times” and “Little House on the Prairie” topped the TV ratings charts. Bellbottoms and collared shirts were still hip, but Chavarria chose to don a police officer’s uniform instead. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.