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Longtime member of the Cottage Grove law enforcement community, Gina Lamers celebrated her retirement with several city employees. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Lamers retires after 36 years of Cottage Grove police work

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Gina Lamers has done it all in the realm of law enforcement.

From a uniformed police and field training officer to her work as a negotiator with the Washington County Emergency Response and Special Response teams, Lamers spent the last 36 years of her career dedicated to serving the public.


On Jan. 31, she turned in her belt and one of the city’s last remaining pagers as fellow officers and city personnel thanked her on her last day before retirement.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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