I’ve only known Detective Ray Hoadley since December of 2010 when he took over the investigation into the disappearance of my friend Lily Aramburo, but I feel as if I’ve known him for a lifetime. The Miami Dade Police Department has lost a dedicated detective and public servant, for us – we are losing our hero.
Where others failed, Dt. Hoadley succeeded. He did the impossible, he changed my view of the police department and police officers by selfessly doing his job.
He read about Lily’s disappearance in an article written by Francisco Alvarado in the Miami New Times. He took it upon himself to do what needed to be done. He had the case transferred from the Missing Persons Dept to Homicide. He began the investigation from square one. It was hard work but he did it, easy peasy.
Dt. Hoadley began his career in 1980, in the City of Opa Locka and retired in 2011 from the Miami Dade Police Department. Detective Hoadley is a good man, a highly skilled professional and our city will miss him dearly. Thank you, Sir.