Officer’s calling leads to honor

Greg Armenta (Enterprise photo/Pat Caldwell)

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA — Greg Armenta was working as the Nyssa water superintendent when a simple car ride changed his career trajectory.

Armenta accepted an invitation for a ride-along with the Nyssa Police Department. He realized his true calling.

“I absolutely fell in love with the job,” he said.

Armenta’s 10-year police career – five as a reserve and five as a patrolman – was highlighted when the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture chose him as its Public Servant of the Year.

“I am very honored and yes it was a surprise,” he said.

Armenta played an active role in the community by coaching soccer, basketball and softball. His three daughters graduated from Nyssa High School.

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