[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1126]
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                            HON. JEFF DENHAM

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 14, 2016

  Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge and honor 
Manteca City Police Chief, Nick Obligacion, who announced his 
retirement after 24 years of service.
  Nick was born in Fort Ord, California and was raised in Monterey 
County. He attended college at Monterey Peninsula College where he 
graduated with an Associate's Degree in General Education and a 
certificate in Electronic Technology.
  Before working in Manteca, Nick was a Deputy Sheriff at Monterey 
County Sheriff's Department in Salinas. He received his basic 
certificate in 1989, and applied for the Police Officer position in 
Manteca in 1991 and began his first shift as an Officer in December of 
that year. Nick completed the Field Training Program in January of 1992 
and was then released to patrol.
  In addition to being recognized as Employee of the Month in 1992, 
Nick and his patrol canine, Barry, received several awards for their 
trial showings throughout the state of California. His commitment to 
excelling as an Officer was evident through his continued education and 
certification in many tactical areas of training.
  Nick had a very long and successful career and was promoted to Police 
Sergeant in July of 2007 and ultimately to the position of Manteca 
Police Chief in January of 2012.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in honoring and commending the 
outstanding contributions made to law enforcement services in the City 
of Manteca by Chief Nick Obligacion and hereby wish him continued 
success in his retirement.