By BEATRIZ E. VALENZUELA
APPLE VALLEY • Randy Gwaltney always had a smile on his face which can be hard to do especially when his job brought him face-to-face with some of the worst in society.
“He personally impacted all 64 employees at the station in one way or another,” Capt. Bart Belknap said. “Personally, Randy was a friend and confidant.”
After a hard-fought battle against cancer, Gwaltney — a sergeant at the Apple Valley sheriff’s station for eight years — died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday night. He was 51.