Miami Beach’s stellar police chief

 

Re the March 11 article Outgoing chief points to power shift: As the new group of Miami Beach city officials prepares for prime time, we learn that Chief Ray Martinez of the Miami Beach Police Department has decided to retire . Keenly aware of the political landscape, Martinez had the intellectual foresight to see the bigger picture and used good judgment in making his hard decision.

The article provided a glimpse of Martinez’s professional background, stellar beyond question. Comments portrayed him as a well-respected leader who brought dignity to the department during his term. What sets this remarkable man apart from others, however, are his classic trademarks, ever present in both his professional career and personal life: Integrity and civility .

Time will tell if the powers-that-be do the right thing.

Patricia G. Booth, Pinecrest

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