Retired reserve officer Lt. Jimmy Martinez died May 23 in Sylmar. No other  public information regarding his death was released.

Police Chief Tony Vairo said Martinez, 75, was well regarded in the City of San Fernando.  “He was a great asset to the community years ago, and among his many contributions, he worked as a Park Ranger and with the Explorer program. program. He was heavily involved with the Explorers and really contributed a lot to the program.”

Vairo said Martinez retired as a reserve Lieutenant after 30 years with the police department.

A private memorial service is being planned.