LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Police Department sadly announced the passing of retired Detective Sgt. William Rodriguez.
“Detective Sgt. Rodriguez spent many years in our Patrol Division and foot patrol where he made numerous arrests and helped many residents with his Spanish speaking interpretation skills,” the department said. “Billy’s knowledgeable skills and his compassionate demeanor led him into a position in the Detective Bureau and title of Detective where he conducted numerous investigations involving burglary, theft and stolen cars. Throughout his career he was also on the Entry Team.”
Rodriguez worked for the department from 1984 until his retirement in 2010. In 2005, he earned the rank of Detective Sergeant. He had worked in the Internal Affairs Unit, and he supervised the Street Crimes Unit and the Detective Bureau.
The department posted on social media: “Billy Rod – we will miss you and your infectious smile and laughter will surely be missed by all. God Speed!!”