Belmont police Lt. Kevin Daley, a 28-year veteran of the force who will retire next month, was honored this week with an award from state Attorney General Kamala Harris. On Wednesday, Harris presented valor awards for law enforcement leaders from eight Northern California counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
The Attorney General Awards were presented at the Alameda County sheriff’s regional training center in Dublin, where Daley was recognized for his almost three decades of service with the Belmont Police Department. Police Chief Don Mattei said Friday that Daley has been a leader and that as he rose from a reserve police officer to a lieutenant and SWAT commander that Daley “has always set a standard for others to follow.” Mattei said, “He does so with a passionate commitment to his community and with a genuine caring for those that he leads.” Daley’s example, Mattei said, is expected to have a lasting effect on the Police Department. “He leaves behind an organization that will carry on his professional values for generations to come,” he said.
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