Deputy McKittrick Is Versailles Legion’s Officer Of The Year

Posted On February 11, 2014

Press release from Ripley County Sheriff’s Office

Versailles Legion Commander Raymond Ruble, Jr. presents Ripley County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan McKittrick with his award. provided

Versailles Legion Commander Raymond Ruble, Jr. presents Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan McKittrick with his award.

(Versailles, Ind.) – Deputy Ryan McKittrick has graciously accepted the 2013 Officer of the Year Award from the Versailles American Legion Thursday, Feb 6, 2013. 

Every year the Versailles Legion chooses a fireman and police officer for his or her outstanding performance in his/her duties for the year. For the year 2013, Deputy Ryan McKittrick was chosen to receive the award.

Deputy McKittrick was a 2006 Milan High School graduate. While at Milan he played football, and attended the Southeastern Career Center Law Enforcement Program. He also completed an internship at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office as part of that program requirement. This year he will finish his Associate Degree at Ivy Tech Community College for Criminal Justice.

In 2009 he was selected as a Reserve Deputy for the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, and that is where he began his career in law enforcement.

In 2011, after working for Ripley County in a volunteer capacity for nearly two years, he was hired at Vevay Police Dept. and attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Basic Course 2011-191, graduating in April of that same year.

In 2012, a little over a year after leaving, a position with the Sheriff’s Office opened, and Deputy Ryan McKittrick returned home to continue his law enforcement career as a Deputy with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy McKittrick has achieved various training accomplishments, including but not limited to, qualifying as a firearms expert, obtained general instructor certification, is a defensive tactics instructor, standard field sobriety certified, Datamaster breath test certified, and facilitates the Sheriff’s Office gang intelligence, and in-car video systems with video logistics and maintenance.

In 2013, Deputy McKittrick led the Sheriff’s Office in documented case reports with 113, investigated the most crashes with 77, and served 510 civil process papers, in addition to all the other complaints and calls received on a regular basis.

Sheriff Grills stated, “Deputy Ryan McKittrick is a very significant asset to our Office. His willingness to succeed and work ethic make him a very valuable employee and an admired colleague. I am pleased to have had the ability to hire Ryan and work along side him. His future looks very bright!”

Sheriff Grills added, “I want to take a minute and also thank the legion for their years of support and dedication to our country and community. It is a lot of work putting this award ceremony together and all they do in the community. Thank you! It is very much appreciated by me and everyone else in the community.”

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