Sal Pina Retires From Sheriff’s Department Community honors Sal for over thirty years of service to the community
Sal Pina has earned more honors in his career than most of us see in a lifetime. He was even recognized on national television on Americas Most Wanted after solving a murder case of a young girl abducted and murdered in Indio after her car broke down traveling through the Coachella Valley on I10.
On his retirement farewell celebration, the honors kept pouring in. Sal received recognition from Senators Battin, Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia, Assemblyman John Benoit as well as proclamations and resolutions from several cities.
On behalf of Brookhurst University, a “Life Study and Accomplishment University,” La Prensa Hispana Newspaper and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Coachella Valley presented Sal Pina an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Social Science.
Everyone in attendance wanted to express their gratitude and fellow officers kept bringing out the cruises, plaques and certificates. Val Jimenez with the Department of Justice in Sacramento was the Master of Ceremonies.
The Mariachi group “Sol del Desierto” did a fabulous job of entertaining. The youngsters played and sang with heart and gusto. The audience marveled at their mature and professional presentation. Later on in the evening, the rhythms changed as a bit of salsa filled the aire.
Photo on front page: Sal Pina receiving the Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ana Rascon Vasquez, and Al Vasquez representing La Prensa Hispana Newspaper and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Coachella Valley and Representing Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia is Mary Bhrel presenting the Legislative resolution.