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Village Board, Chief Murrin recognize Sergeant Gabe Barajas’ retirement

“It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Lansing,” says Barajas

by Melanie Jongsma
Lansing Police Chief Dennis Murrin presents Sergeant Gabe Barajas with a plaque on the occasion of his retirement. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2018) – At the June 19 Village Board meeting, Seargeant Gabriel Barajas was recognized for his 28 years of service as a Lansing police officer. He had retired from the department at the end of May, but he came back to the LPD courtroom to accept the thanks expressed by Chief Murrin and to receive a plaque honoring his “commitment, dedication, and loyalty to the Department.”

Barajas served Lansing most recently as the Village Preparedness Coordinator, working with local businesses, schools, churches, and surrounding communities to increase awareness and safety.

Robert Delaney and Kevin Meyer recently joined the Lansing Police Department. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
In addition, two new LPD hires were introduced. Kevin Meyer is a graduate of Illiana Christian High School and Trinity Christian College. Robert Delaney graduated from Munster High School and South Suburban College. Meyer and Delaney will complete 14 weeks of academy training before returning to Lansing for 14 weeks of field training.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.