Enumclaw, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/06/2017 -- A former Colorado policeman with over thirty years in public service has gone from investigating crimes to writing an inspirational book. Ray Martinez began his career with the Fort Collins police department in 1974. Twenty-five years later he retired as the first Hispanic sergeant in the Ft. Collins police service. His career included improving relationships between the community and the police, and becoming an expert witness in the field of identification, recognition, and investigation of dangerous drugs. Martinez was the lead investigator in an international terrorist investigation involving the attempted assassination of a Libyan student, a case that became the subject of two books: Death Merchant by Joseph Goulden and Man Hunt by Peter Maas. He also served as mayor of Fort Collins for three terms from 1999 to 2005.
With the publication of 101 Seeds: Planting and Germinating Greatness (Redemption Press 2017), Martinez transitions from policing to providing daily encouragement for others. The book contains one-a-day reflections from what he calls his "successful and troubling journey in life." He combines these with spiritual inspirations and everyday insight for living.
Martinez has used the experiences of his career to provide inspiration and encouragement for others. He says, "Some of our greatest hurts become our best growing seasons that impact us for a lifetime. How we accept and respond to those pains makes a world of difference. We have all received tough love some time in our lives that sticks with us for a lifespan." With the short daily thoughts of 101 Seeds: Planting and Germinating Greatness, Martinez says he hopes to plant seeds of thoughts to ponder, as he shares experiences, real life issues, and events from an uplifting, positive perspective.
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Ray MARTINEZ, Councilman Dist-2