After 32 years of service, Sheriff's Lt. Julie Sutton retired last week, according to Sgt. Brent Strahm at the Ramona Substation.
"She will be missed," Stahm told Patch. "She's done a lot for this station."
Sutton was hired by the Sheriff's Department after moving to San Diego from Michigan. She was has worked at Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility, the old San Diego Central Jail and Sheriff's stations in Vista, San Marcos and Poway; was a deputy for eight years and a sergeant for 16.
"For 12 years, I was honored and blessed to be coordinator for the Senior Volunteer Patrol, the DARE program, crime prevention, and the Explorers, Reserves and chaplaincy programs," she said in an back in 2011. "I also coordinated special events for the department. I've met the most wonderful people."
She has also done public affairs for the Sheriff's Department.
Taking over as the new Sheriff's Lt. will be Ramona resident James Bovet. Sutton effectively retired on Aug. 9 and Bovet will start Sept. 7.
"He's excited and energetic and happy to be here," Strahm said.
According to Strahm, Sutton retired last week to "spend more time with family."
Patch would like to welcome Bovet as the new Sheriff's Lieutenant and wish Sutton the best of luck in her future!