Fort Collins Police Department from 1974 on...
by Ray Martinez, retired police sergeant
About the Book
FCPD is a pictorial history of Fort Collins Police that includes hundreds of photographs of former police officers from 1974. Some officers in this book are still working for the police department.
The book contains old newspaper articles and narrative describing important events. The pictures collect are from my personal collections of photographs I took over the years.
It's a great book to reminisce and see our officers as humans, not robots.
Fort Collins Police Department, Fort Collins, Colorado
Mr. Martinez is also a writer. He has published seven books. The latest are Baby Boy-R, Just Another Opinion, Growing Daily, From Darkness to Light--Mai Tran's Journey of Passion, and The Truth About Marijuana; America's Snake Oil . In addition, he wrote a weekly column, for nearly two years for the local newspaper that addressed a wide range of subjects. See his stories and bookstore at www.raymartinez.com. He is also a past radio show host-live Talk Radio Show on KFKA Radio, 1310 AM called Saturdays Opinion (www.1310KFKA.com ) While Mr. Martinez has written about others, he is featured in a book about notable men in northern Colorado. In 2002 Arlene Ahlbrandt, an historical author who has written several books, published 101 Memorable Men of Northern Colorado, which Ray Martinez was recognized as one of those men. Ray is the past Mayor of Fort Collins, CO (Apr 99 - Apr 2005) and a retired Fort Collins, CO, Police Sergeant.