Three officers retire from New London Police Department

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New London — Police union members, Chief Peter Reichard and Mayor Mike Passero presented three officers with retirement badges in a brief ceremony Tuesday at police headquarters.

Master Police Officer Scott Jones, Sgt. Kristy Christina and Officer Patricia Kehler were celebrated for their combined 57 years of dedicated public service to the City of New London.

Jones served 25 years as a police officer in the city and is starting a new career with Mashantucket Police. Scott had worked patrol and as an investigator in the vice unit and, prior to his career in New London, had served with the University of Connecticut and Groton City police.

Christina became a New London police officer in April 2000 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2010. She has served in the uniformed division, support services and investigative services and as a detective sergeant.

Kehler joined the force in March 2006 and served as a motorcycle officer, a school resource officer and in the vice and intelligence unit. Both Kehler and Christina sustained injuries on the job and had been restricted to administrative duties.

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