Retired Porterville Police Officer Rick Cooksey, who served the community for more than 20 years, has died. Cooksey died on Wednesday, July 3.

Cooksey retired in 2010 after serving in a wide variety of assignments. During his career, Cooksey played an important role in the development of many young officers who are still service.

The Poterville Police Department posted the following on its Facebook page: “The Porterville Police Department family sends their condolences to the family of retired Police Officer Rick Cooksey. We are forever grateful for his contributions. Thank you for both your service and your friendship Rick.”

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