New RPD Officers, Dispatcher sworn in Tuesday

    (Riverton, WY) – Four new Riverton Police Department team members were all sworn in by Riverton Mayor Richard Gard on Tuesday, January 19th.

    Don and Bhagya Nethicumara along with Jack Johnson are joining RPD as new Patrol Officers. Caitlin Bedard also joins RPD as a new Dispatcher.

    Husband and wife duo, Don and Bhagya were both born and raised in Sri Lanka, according to RPD Chief Eric Murphy. They were officers in Savannah, Georgia for 5 years. Bhagya likes photography and taking her dog to National Parks. Don enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping.


    Jack Johnson was born and raised in Lander. He likes to spend a lot of time outdoors.

    Caitlin was born in Billings and raised in Riverton. She graduated in 2018, likes to work out at the gym, likes work, and hiking.


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