Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America January Meeting


Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Invites To Dinner: Denver Police Detective Marcus Chavez

When: Thursday, January 13, 2011
Where: The Denver Press Club,
1330 Glenarm St., Denver, CO
Time: 7:00 p.m. dinner; 8:00 p.m. program
Cost: $20, includes colleagues, dinner and program (Cash and check only please)

Menu: Tomato Cucumber Salad–chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, assorted olives and feta cheese tossed with balsamic vinaigrette; Rosemary Pork Chops–grill kissed pork chops atop buttered fettucine with rosemary mustard sauce; fresh baked rolls; assorted desserts; iced tea and coffee
Adult beverages are available at the cash bar downstairs

PROGRAM: Crime Scene – Who does What?
How do first scene responders work together? Get the details from longtime Denver Police Detective Marcus Chavez as he discusses the different jobs of patrol officers, police detectives, crime scene investigators and the medical examiners at a crime scene.

Detective Chavez was hired by the City of Denver in June 1975 as a patrol officer, quickly making progress as an accomplished officer. His assignments have included the Special Crime Attack Team where he spent three years investigating serial burglars, Vice/Drug Control Bureau on an undercover assignment for fifteen years investigating drug crimes and eventually becoming a senior narcotics investigator, assignment with the Mayor’s office of Excise and Licenses as an investigator where he was exposed to the political processes of City government, the Internal Affairs Bureau and Nuisance Abatement Unit as an investigator. His current assignment is as a Domestic
Violence/Assault Unit investigator where he has spent the last six years completing 35 years of service.

RSVPs ARE MANDATORY. The reservation deadline is Monday, January 10. RSVP to Becky Martinez: or call 303-522-1073. No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.


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