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Library bench pays tribute to Mintline

Former police chief was longtime Colfax resident
By: Nancy Hagman, Colfax Record Correspondent
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The late Bill Mintline was remembered on May 23 by approximately 50 city and county officials, co-workers, family and friends when they gathered at the Colfax Library to dedicate a bench in his honor. A longtime Colfax resident, Mintline dedicated his career in service to the safety of the public. After serving in the Marine Corps, he was on the California Highway Patrol for more than 26 years. Following his retirement as commander of the Gold Run CHP station, he became chief of the City of Colfax Police Department, retiring in 1994. Mintline died May 10, 2010. At the ceremony, Colfax physician Dr. Kurtis Fox spoke of Mintline as a friend, others gave tribute, and a framed commendation was read and presented to his family by Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. City manager Bruce Kranz gave his thanks for the donation of the bench to the community. The funding and organization of the event was handled by former Colfax city manager Gene Albaugh, who read the text of the plaque that is to be mounted next to the bench at a future date. The bench is located on the Church Street sidewalk, just outside the entrance to the Colfax Library.