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11/13/2012 10:06:00 AM
Ramirez still helping out the community
Jaclyn Randall
Former Times Editor

BLYTHE - When Angel Ramirez retired from the Blythe Police Department earlier this year he knew that he was not going to be sitting in his recliner collecting dust. Instead he remains the Police Activities League (PAL) President and continues to be a criminal justice instructor at Palo Verde College.

In addition to those two roles he added real estate agent on Oct. 30 receiving his real estate salesperson license from the state and officially joined the RE/MAX Blythe Realty Team.

Born in Mesa, Ariz., Ramirez came to Blythe with his family at age 4. After attending schools in Blythe he served eight years in the United State Army in the '70s and another four years in the National Guard in wake of 9/11.

Ramirez said that one of the reasons he became a police officer was to help others and now he gets to continue that helping spirit through helping potential homeowners find that home.

"I've always been the type of person who loves to help people," said Ramirez. "This is a way to help people in the community by getting into their dream house."

Staying connected in the community has always been Ramirez's goal. It is this dedication that brought him to join the Blythe Realty RE/MAX office.

"Angel is a perfect fit in our RE/MAX team," said RE/MAX Blythe Realty owner and broker David Kehl.

RE/MAX and Kehl has made it the realty office's mission to be a part of the community through donations and/or being active participants and lending helping hands at various city and non-profit organizations such as the annual Outlook Conference and Rotary International-Blythe.

Ramirez is known in his circle of family, co-workers (past and present), and college students to be a hard-worker who is dedicated to achieving the best.

"Angel is a great role model and sets the bar high for everyone," said co-worker and student Monica Aguilar. "I can appreciate his energy and work ethic."

Over the years Ramirez worked in different departments at the Blythe Police Department, starting out as a street patrol officer in the early '80s, working up the ranks until he became a sergeant working as the press information officer at the time of his retirement. According to Ramirez he never lost focus who he was serving - the community - in hopes of making Blythe a better and safer place to live.

Fellow co-worker John Salazar who has been a part of the RE/MAX team since shortly after his retirement as warden of Chuckawalla Valley State Prison said that he is excited to have Angel as part of the RE/MAX team.

"He is a welcome addition to an already powerful sales team," said Salazar. "His law enforcement background will prove invaluable in the real estate field."

Ramirez's background and tenacity may just prove to be his success since he was able to have a property in escrow within 48 hours of making a deal.

It is his commitment serving the community and being the best that makes him great," said Kehl. "I know he could have gone to any office but he chose us and we are grateful."

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Article comment by: tracie toon

OMG....Lets see what (deleted) he will do in real estate...He was a (deleted) cop so highly doubt anything will change...Dang didnt even know he retired and teaching at the college too..maybe its time for me to go back to

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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Article comment by: @ Are you kidding

The times is simply stating that he is not just sitting in his house on his @$$ doing nothing. Even though he is retired, he still went out and found something to do in the community and in this case it is a (JOB), Which is more than a lot of low lifes in this town can do. It might be a joke to you but some people want to work instead of being lazy and saying I cant find a job and just collecting a check from the goverment.

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Article comment by: @are you kidding.

Thats funny!

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article comment by: Are you Kidding

Since when is making money considered to be, "helping the community", The Times and their headlines make me LOL.

Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Article comment by: John and Michelle Lemay-Humble

We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

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