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January 10, 2018

January 1970

• The Tucumcari Police Department started a fund raiser for fellow officer Sgt. Marvin Hennig. Sgt. Hennig was fighting an illness and had used up all of his sick leave and members of the department started to collect money to help their fellow officer with expenses

• Three Tucumcari students attended the New Mexico Committee on Children and Youth held in Santa Fe. The three students were Jolene Broce, Karren Hennig and Cindy Coughenour

• New Mexico State Police officer Dwain Johnston of Tucumcari was named Officer of the Year for the state of New Mexico

• First Lt. George M. York, son of Mr. and Mrs. David York of Tucumcari, was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and the Soldier’s Medal for his distinguished heroism on Nov. 21, 1969 when he assisted to disarm a soldier that opened fire with an M-16 rifle trying to injure his fellow soldiers. York was a member of the Air Force’s 3rd Brigade, First Air Calvary Division.


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