Police chief to retire

PNT staff

Portales Police Department Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry will be retiring from the Portales Police Department, effective Dec. 30 after more than two decades with the PPD.

Berry began his law enforcement career as a patrolman in 1985, achieving captain in 1996. He was designated as deputy chief in the fall of 2009.

During his time with the department, Berry received numerous commendations for exemplary investigative work and his teaching efforts, including the 1994 Governor’s Award for Children Advocacy.