Four new Riverton Police Department officers took the oath of office and were sworn in Tuesday night by Mayor Lars Baker at the Riverton City Council meeting.
RPD Police Chief Eric Murphy introduced the four new members and told the council members that the hires mean RPD is now only one officer short of having what’s considered a “full staff.”
RPD Officers Christian Amos, Kingston Cole, Aaron Kaffrey; and RPD Dispatcher Andrew Partipilo were all introduced along with family members.
Amos was born and raised in Riverton. He’s married with a 1-year-old son and an avid basketball fan.
Kaffrey is a Colorado-native who has recently worked at the Riverton Honor Farm. He’s also a volunteer fireman.
Partipilo is also a Colorado-native. He’s married with a child on the way and has formerly worked with the U.S. Forest Service as a firefighter and in communications.
Cole is married with a 3-month-old daughter. He’s pulled off a couple of amazing athletic feats, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which was a 5-month long hike. And, he’s run 6 marathons in 6 days. Doing so helped him raise $10,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research.
Chief Murphy expressed that the current RPD staff is excited to have all of the new members on board.