INDEPENDENCE — Caldelario Navarro earned Reserve Officer of the Year honors from the Independence Police Department for volunteering almost 200 hours of his time to the department, said Sgt. Tino Banuelos.
Navarro also provided assistance during community events such as Western Days and the Community Fiesta, as well as supplementing patrols and investigations.
Officer Daniel Unverferth displayed tremendous growth, a drive for excellence and quality police work in his first year with the Independence PD, Banuelos said. Unverferth was named Officer of the Year.
“Although not originally from this community, Officer Unverferth has taken ownership for his role in promoting its safety,” Banuelos said. “The balance of accountability and compassion with which he approaches his profession has been exemplary.”