Three new officers sworn in today
Officer Myles Richter has his badge pinned on with help from his wife, Carrie and son, Azriel.
Three officers sworn in to Merced PD
Merced Police Chief Norman Andrade swore in three new officers Friday afternoon during ceremonies held before family and friends in the City Council Chambers.
The new officers are :
Taylor Rocha, 25, from Merced. Badge No. 258. He's a father, stepfather and brother. In 2011 he was a College All-American in water polo. A former Marine Corps sergeant, he won a heavy machine gun competition.
Spencer Aguire, 24, from Merced. Badge No. 259 He's a graduate of the Fresno Police Academy. Aguire is married and the father of two sons. The former Marine Corps corporal enjoys quadcopters and playing Xbox and PlayStation games in his off hours.
Myles Richter, 27, from Atwater. Badge No. 260. He's an Atwater High School graduate who also graduated from the Fresno Police Academy. He is married with one son.
The Department now has 91 sworn personnel and is budgeted for 98. The pay for police officers is $5,042 to $6,129 a month.