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City honors former district attorney

GONZALES — Long-serving Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo retired from the position in January and was presented with a resolution from the City of Gonzales in his honor last Monday, Feb. 4.

Flippo served Monterey County for 46 years, beginning in 1972 when he became a prosecutor.

In 1990, he was elected district attorney. Flippo started innovative programs, such as a juvenile and gang prosecution unit, a domestic violence prosecution program, child abduction unit and workers compensation fraud unit, among many others.

“Flippo led the Monterey County District Attorney’s Family Support Division to becoming one of California’s most productive and innovative in the county in child support enforcement,” said Paul Miller, Gonzales council member.

Flippo retired after serving seven terms as district attorney.

“My association with Gonzales goes back a long ways,” Flippo said. “Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chief Wise, his predecessors, Paul’s predecessors. I never had to spend a whole lot of time here in Gonzales, and Paul and I would talk over the years.”

Flippo has always admired the City of Gonzales because in his view it’s always been the safest city in Monterey County.

“It’s been a pleasure working with all of them and being here,” Flippo said. “I thank the city for this honor. I will treasure it.”

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