Vevay officers are honored


Vevay Police Chief James Richards presented three officers on the Vevay Town Police Department with “Chief’s Citations” during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Vevay Town Council.

The chief told town council members Tye Sullivan, Kirk Works, and Jamie Hayes that three officers had distinguished themselves in their service to the community, and presented each officer with a certificate of appreciation.

– Office John Pritchard was honored for his 11 years of service to the department, having started with the local force in April of 2000. Office Pritchard serves as a field training officer, a crime scene technician, and is the department’s evidence room coordinator. “In his 11 years of service, Officer Pritchard has demonstrated dedication to seeking justice through swift investigations,” Chief Richards said. “The Vevay Police Department would like to thank Officer John Pritchard for his 11 years of service and dedication to the town of Vevay.”

– Officer Nick Kitts was also honored for 11 years of service, having started with the force in June of 2000. He has advanced to the rank of Sergeant in the department, and his responsibilities include serving as a training officer and carrying out the logistics in the planning aspects of the local department. “The Vevay Police Department would like to thank Officer Nick Kitts for his 11 years of service and dedication to the town of Vevay,” James Richards said.

– The third officer honored at Wednesday night’s meeting was Ryan McKittrick. Chief Richards said that Officer McKittrick was being honored for having distinguished himself by meritorious service in the line of duty on May 27th of this year. On that date, while performing undercover operations, Officer McKittrick disarmed a juvenile subject who was in possession of a loaded weapon. “Officer McKittrick’s fast action and thinking prevented a possible deadly situation while maintaining crucial evidence,” the chief said.