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Anthony Mazzola: Mazzola for Rio Blanco

To the editor:

I have proudly served the public since 1985 when I entered the United States Army, in which I served for 4 1/2 years and then again in 1990 when I was recalled for Operation Desert Storm.

Soon after my return from Desert Storm I began my law enforcement career with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, beginning as a jailer yet quickly working my way through the ranks from patrol deputy to administration as undersheriff. Eight out of my 18 years at the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, I served as undersheriff — working very closely with the sheriff, the county commissioners and the residents of Rio Blanco County.

I have hundreds of hours of training in law enforcement with an emphasis in investigations. I have worked numerous homicides, burglaries and assault cases. I have taught criminal investigations and processing crime scenes classes at the law enforcement academy in Rangely. I also have led search and rescue for 15 years in Rio Blanco.

In 2008, I was offered the job of investigator for the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. To continue my experience and education in the law enforcement field, I accepted the job, and after just four years, I was appointed as chief investigator, the role in which I currently serve.

I was born in Denver, yet our family moved to the Western Slope in 1969 to Steamboat Springs, where my father owned and operated an Italian restaurant. In 1978, while I still was in high school, my father moved our family to Meeker, where he opened another Italian restaurant. It was here in Meeker where I met my wife to be, and at 19 years old, I married my life partner, Cheryl. I am proud to share that we just celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. Cheryl and I have one son, Anthony (Bubba), who currently is enrolled at Colorado State University majoring in mechanical engineering. Anthony will be working for H&P (Helmerich & Payne Inc.) this summer as an engineer intern.

I strongly believe in giving back to the community. I am very active in the Meeker Lions Club, where I served as president for two years. Under my direction, the Meeker Lions Club was named the nonprofit organization of the year in 2012.

Currently, I serve as the president of the board of directors for White River Electric Association.

My philosophy for law enforcement is to emphasize the “serve” in “serve and protect.” I very well understand who I ultimately would be working for, and who ultimately would be paying my salary. I think that government should only spend what it needs to in its budget and not what it wants. I am a conservative who strongly believes in the Constitution of the United States, and I support the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at my home phone, 970-878-4590, or by email at amazzola@nctelecom.net.

Anthony Mazzola

Meeker


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