Chief Neth Honored, But...
Former Costa Mesa Police Chief Roger Neth - Badge #1 and Chief #2 for more than two decades and one of the most innovative law enforcement leaders in California history - was inducted along with fourteen others in the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame last night.
MUCH DESERVED HONOR
This honor - for his service to the community, service to his country in World War II and his athletic prowess before and after that war - was much-deserved. We here at A Bubbling Cauldron wish to add our congratulations to Chief Neth, and thank him one more time for his service to our community.
Reports from the scene tell us that not a single member of the City Staff - including the Costa Mesa Police Department, which he nurtured, molded and built into one of the premiere agencies in the state - were present at this event. If that's a fact, it's certainly hard to understand... and very disappointing. If my information is not accurate I hope a credible source will correct me - pronto.