Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy is back at work and according to his colleagues, it’s as though he’s never left.
“Yeah, he’s back to ordering us around and telling us to get his coffee,” Capt. Randy Foster said jokingly. On a more serious note, Foster said “we’re really glad to have him back.”
While Torpy was away, Foster was pulling double duty as acting police chief.
About five weeks ago, Torpy was rushed to the hospital and was there for five weeks, recovering from a serious medical incident.
“Everything is fine now, it’s great to be back at work,” Torpy said. “It’s healing in some ways to be back and working with the folks here again.”
Torpy got back Wednesday and will be working half days until he’s up to full-speed.
Currently, he’s working on budgetary matters and still opening mail from well-wishers.
He thanked the community and his co-workers for making the transition to work easy.
“The reception’s been wonderful,” he said. “It hasn’t been much different from when I was gone. The community, the folks from the county, the police department have been very supportive throughout my ordeal.”