Project puts focus on GJ officers

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Nathan Lopez reminisces about the photographic project he’s doing with the Grand Junction Police Department and some of the interesting information he’s learned about police officers while taking their portraits and photos.

Series aims to humanize cops on beat

Given all the negative press police officers are receiving nationwide, one might wonder just how strong the distrust is between law enforcement and the public they’re sworn to protect.
In Grand Junction, freelance photographer Nathan Lopez started the GJPD 2015 Portrait Project last month as a way to not only interject himself into the community — he moved here from Oregon seven months ago — but as a way to humanize the local men and women who wear the GJPD badge.

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