Gold: Sgt. Eric Gonzales
As the public information officer, Sgt. Eric Gonzales is the face of the Pueblo Police Department, but as a native Puebloan and active musician in the community, Gonzales is a familiar face to many Puebloans outside of the realm of law enforcement. He started his career with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 as a deputy and then joined the police department in 1997. He was named D.A.R.E. officers of the year in 2003 now serves as the Sergeant of the department’s community affairs division.