On Monday, June 27, the Ridgefield Police Department held its annual awards ceremony at the Lounsbury House. Due to Covid shutting down gatherings in 2020 and 2021, this year's ceremony honored the winners for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Similarly, the Exchange Club has for many years held a Police Appreciation Day/Buffet at the Leir Center and has presented the prestigious Police Officer of the Year (POY) Award, but since the Leir Center was closed in 2020, 2021 and this year, the club also presented all three year's POY awards.
The three POY winners honored for going above and beyond their already high standards of duty are Officer Louis Geller (2019), Detective Victoria Ryan (2020) and Officer Carlos Olivares (2021).
Congratulations to all three for deserving this high honor!!!