Announcing the Kenneth City Police Department’s Officer of the Year: Officer Josue Beltran Hernandez. On Tuesday, February 13th, at the Town Council meeting, Chief Kevin Riley named Ofc Beltran Hernandez as our 2018 Officer of the Year! Officer Beltran is recognized for his enthusiasm for working the streets and assisting our citizens. He continues to develop into an officer who demonstrates good judgement, leadership, and the willingness to do more. This leadership attitude was key in his selection to our Community Policing unit. Ofc Beltran is always willing to help others and can be counted on to complete any task assigned, and he continues to work a flexible schedule, meeting the Agency's needs. Since his assignment to community policing, he has embraced the expectations set by the Agency and the public. And he is from our very own Town of Kenneth City! Ofc Beltran, we are lucky to have you and we wish you warm congratulations on receiving the honor of being named Kenneth City Police Department’s Officer of the Year – 2018. We hope this day will be looked back on as a milestone in a significant career in public service. There will be a celebration dinner on February 24th at which all County Agencies and their best and brightest will gather called Law & Order Night, hosted by Elks Lodge #1224. At this dinner, Ofc Beltran will be officially recognized by his peers in Law Enforcement. #OfficeroftheYear #communitypolicing
At the Council Meeting on February 13, 2018, Chief Riley also recognized Cpl Jamison Raley and Ofc Andy Delay with Life Saving awards for taking their training and putting it into action within our community.
On June 15th, 2017, Cpl Raley and Ofc DeLay responded to a call from an apartment complex reporting a patient who was in cardiac arrest due to a possible overdose. The officers arrived on scene and found a 20 year old female patient without a pulse, unresponsive, and blue in color. Cpl. Raley and Ofc. Delay quickly recalled their training and sprang into action. While waiting for the arrival of fire rescue, both officers administered C.P.R. and within minutes the female regained her color and had a pulse. Fire Rescue arrived on scene and administered Narcan, at which time she started breathing on her own. If it was not for their quick heroic action on that day by our officers the outcome for this young lady could have been much different. It was Chief Riley’s pleasure to recognize Ofc Delay and Cpl Raley for a Team victory. He presented them both with a certificate and an award ribbon in “Life Saving” which will be worn on their uniform.