JULY 17, 2006 - Posted at 7:55 a.m. CDT
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Several former law enforcement
officers in western Arkansas are reviving an organization intended
to serve retirees like themselves. What used to be called the
Arkansas Retired Municipal Police Officers Association is now the
Arkansas Retired Law Enforcement Officers Association.
The group was originally created in 1986 by retired Fort Smith
police officers, but had been inactive for a number of years.
The association's new president is Paul Rivaido, retired from
the Fort Smith Police Department. First vice president is Bob
Watson, also retired from Fort Smith. Retired former Russellville
police chief Ronnie Stobaugh is the group's second vice president.
Another retired officer from Russellville, Ron Mainhart, serves as
liaison with the Fraternal Order of Police.