What do you call a man who responds to New Orleans to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then finds himself in the hot and sandy desert of Iraq just four years later? He’s an Arvada Police Officer.
Officer Chris Miskimon is not only an Arvada police officer; he’s a proud member of the Army National Guard. When he’s not patrolling the streets of Arvada, he is oftentimes found with his Unit participating in training exercises on the weekends. And for the next 400 days he will take a break serving Arvada residents when he’s deployed to Iraq where he will serve his entire country.
“Words cannot begin to express how extremely proud we are of this dedicated officer,” said Chief Don Wick. “Chris’s commitment in ensuring the freedom of our country through his military service is exemplary.”
Prior to Officer Miskimon’s temporary departure from the Arvada Police Department, Chief Wick presented the officer with a patch of the United States Flag with a police pin attached to the material. The gesture was to let Officer Miskimon know he is always in the thoughts and prayers of those who remain in Arvada while he is a continent away serving his country.
Arvada Police Honored By Army National Guard
At a movingly patriotic service to honor the family and friends of those being deployed to Iraq later this spring, Arvada Police Chief Don Wick received a special recognition from L. Gordon Sumner to honor the department as a “Patriotic Employer.” The award recognized the department for “contributing to national security and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employee participation in America’s National Guard and Reserve Force.