YAKIMA, Wash. - Some well deserved accolades for a pair of veteran Yakima police officers Wednesday.
Rafeal Sanchez is now one of 17 sergeants and Mike Pollard joins the ranks as a lieutenant. Yakima police NBC Right Now there are only six lieutenants in the department.
The two men were honored by their fellow officers and city representatives who commended their hard work and dedication throughout the years.
"From the start I love my job and I like this community. I've lived here my whole life and I'm very proud of this community and I'm very proud of the men and women of our police department," said Yakima Police Department Lt. Mike Pollard.
This is the second public promotion ceremony for the Yakima Police Department. The city says the police department used to have more private services but now the police chief wants more of the community to enjoy achievements made by local officers.