Smithville Police Officer Travis K. Bryant has received a commendation for his efforts to obtain equipment for the department.
The commendation, signed by Mayor Taft Hendrixson, Police Commissioner Cecil Burger, Chief Richard Jennings, and Lieutenant Steven Leffew states that "On behalf of the Smithville Police Department, I would like to commend you for your recent efforts in your capacity in the Traffic Division"
"Due to your determination, the police department has received vital equipment and training at no cost, through financial grants."
"As a result of your patience and determination, the Smithville Police Department has been equipped with two in-car video systems, two lap top computers, an EC IR Intoximeter and a hand held Intoximeter. Our officers also have received specialized training at no cost to the City of Smithville."
" It's initiatives like this that will separate our officers from the rest and will take our police department to a higher level of excellence."
"For your outstanding performance, you are hereby formally recognized and commended with a copy of this commendation becoming a part of your permanent personnel record. Congratulations and keep up the great work."