Unlike most people reading and or commenting on this article, my family and I have know Mr. Montoya for about 27 years; having family that has studied martial arts along side of him as a youth and also having sons and grand sons of my family be taught by Mr. Montoya. Along with that, my family and many in it have many years of Law Enforcement experience; A life that not many people understand.
My whole life, Mr. Montoya was some one I always looked up too, someone I loved to go watch work out, study and compete... on the martial arts level. Outside of the martial arts world, where Mr. Montoya was revered; he was an amazing person, just part of the family you would have over for back yard bar b q's or light fireworks with on the 4th of July.
There are a couple things I want to point out that no one else has thought of or had the balls to admit.
1. No one is perfect by any means, and the first person who claims to be a saint, is a liar! Anyone who has done or said something bad, wrong or inappropriate and had what they said or did blown way out of proportion knows that 95% of what is said is false or way over exaggerated.
2. If you have not been in, or been Law Enforcement, then you have no clue! Law Enforcement is a different breed of people. Yes they are there to protect and serve, and 90% of them are damn good at what they do. They are not there to be your best friend, they are not there to hold your hand and make you feel better. No, they are there to keep you from the evils of every day. This is something that not every person can do, that is why roughly 30% of those hired in the field of Law Enforcement don't make it through their first year; they cant handle the life style and demands the job has to offer. A lot of the people they hire and make it are the ones who have the type of traits that are not always desirable, but they are the ones who can be counted on to get the job done; In the good times and the not so good time. The ones who can stand to be hated by almost everyone, because they are looked at as being a joy kill.
Everyone knows how guys act around other guys... It is most of the time, sexual in nature, and this is not just in Law Enforcement. But in Law Enforcement, sexual comments and jokes are just part of the everyday life.
Also, EVERYBODY knows the age old saying... "ladies love a man in uniform" and when I have heard some woman talk about what they would want to do to a cop or fireman, it makes me blush. Every cop knows this, and every woman knows they know it, and trust me, they both use it to their advantage. Unfortunately, some woman or men, that's just not enough, they want more; and when they cant have more, it becomes an obsession and that obsession becomes a vengeance.
The other side is jealousy; this is very ramped in the Law Enforcement community . Any time someone is getting more attention than you or they are getting more recognition than you, or what ever it is that you are envious of; that person is going to be under the scrutiny of the entire department.
And finally, there is the politics of Law Enforcement. When someone rocks the boat or goes too far the desires of the department, the department WILL find ways to deal with you. Weather it is falsifying document, lying to make you look bad, starting investigations with out you knowing or with out cause, just to find any reason to give you the boot.
No body knows what happened or did not happen except God, Mr. Montoya and those involved, and until it is proven other wise, I will continue to stand up for and pray for Mr. Montoya and his family. Because I know the love and support from the family and friends around him are over whelming, but also so can be the comments and criticisms of those who have read this one sided article, that was obviously set out to brain wash those who read it.
End of rant
We love you Scott, hang in there.