The newly formed CLEAT Retiree Association continues to grow and the three-member board left Austin after meeting on Tuesday ready to spread the word among their fellow retired officers in Texas.
Board President Mike Giarraputo, a Mesquite PD retiree, along with Vice President Bill Banfield and Secretary Pete Elizalde — both San Antonio retirees, said the new association give former officers a way to stay connected.
All three have long associations with their local unions and with CLEAT during their active-duty careers. Until Elizalde’s retirement early this year, he was a member of the CLEAT Executive Board. Giarraputo also served on the Executive Board.