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Police detective, dispatcher receive top year-end recognitions

Original post made on Dec 25, 2009

Detective Eric Fredgren's tireless work to clear criminal cases and dispatcher Betsy Jones' penchant for a strong work ethic have earned them top honors from the Pleasanton Police Department.

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Comments (10)

Posted by Scott Walsh, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 25, 2009 at 9:45 am

Congratulations to both as you help make our community safe. Also my thanks and gratitude to all members of PPD who work to keep the "Vermin" at bay. And to the families who have their loved ones working today. Merry Christmas and "Stay Safe" out there!!!

Posted by Mom, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Dec 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Congratulations on the well deserved award Betsy. She is wonderful to deal with as she is a highly competent professional in her job as well as an asset to the community. She delivers top rate performance in a friendly service -oriented manner, kudos to her for being recognized.

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Dec 27, 2009 at 6:05 pm

These two folks, and about 100 of their friends, are more responsible for people moving to or staying in Pleasanton, than schools which graduate kids who can't balance a checkbook or make change at McDonalds. Congratulations to Eric and Betsy.. and, shame on the Pleasanton School Board.

Not One Penny More

Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm

First of all, Detective Fredgren's and dispatcher Betsy Jones deserve all the accolades they deserve. All our communittees have these tireless employees that go unsung.

But, you know, what really gripes me are people like "unclehomerr." People like him are unbelievable. His comments, "schools which graduate kids who can't balance a checkbook" Gee, unclehomerr, I guess you were perfect as a kid. Bet you NEVER misspelled a word or miss handled cash. You probably knew how to write a check at 16 or even 18. What the real problem is the parents lack of attention. If my child misspells a word or is unable to count out money then its MY failure. My daughter turned 16 the other day. My wife and I are going tomorrow to open a checking account and, shortly thereafter, learn about checking accounts once her canceled check for car insurance is returned by the bank.

Sorry folks that I am hot under the collar but I am really tired of people like "unclehomerr."

Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Dec 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm

And, as a resident of the Tri-Valley since 1956...Happy New Year.

Posted by Mark094, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:34 am

Take a moment to think about your quality of life in the City of Pleasanton, and then consider the tireless efforts of police personnel like Eric and Betsy and how their work enhances your experience as a resident of this great city. They are both dedicated professionals who take public service/safety seriously and their efforts deserve recognition. Thank you and Congratulations to both of you. Keep up the good work.

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:42 pm

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)

Posted by Danbo, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

Congratulations to both and thank you and all the Pleasanton police and emergency services for their continued fine work!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

A recognition that is well deserved. Congratulations and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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