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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Sergeant Ridgway retires after nearly three decades with WPD

Sgt. Ridgway

Watsonville Police Sergeant Michael Ridgway has retired after nearly three decades of dedication and countless memories.    

Mike was hired as a full-time Watsonville Police Officer in 1996, and since then, has been a great mentor for many officers and professional staff. Throughout his career, he had many accomplishments and assignments. In 1998, Mike was assigned to the WPD Traffic Unit and completed the highly respected LAPD motor school with top honors. He was then promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 2007 and eventually returned to his beloved motorcycle as the Traffic Unit Sergeant in 2008.    

Thank you for your dedication and time here at the Watsonville Police Department. May your retirement be filled with new adventures and cherished moments with your loved ones.    

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El Sargento de Policía de Watsonville Michael Ridgway se ha jubilado después de casi tres décadas de dedicación e innumerables recuerdos. 

Mike fue contratado como Policía de Watsonville en 1996 y, desde entonces, ha sido un gran mentor para muchos oficiales y personal profesional. A lo largo de su carrera, tuvo muchos logros y asignaciones. En 1998, Mike fue asignado a la Unidad de Tránsito de WPD y completó la muy respetada escuela de motor de LAPD con honores. Luego fue ascendido a Sargento de Patrulla en 2007 y finalmente regresó a su amada motocicleta como Sargento de la Unidad de Tránsito en 2008. 

Gracias por tu dedicación y tiempo aquí en el Departamento de Policía de Watsonville. Deseamos que tu jubilación esté llena de nuevas aventuras y momentos preciados con tus seres queridos. 

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/5YM4N4fpydc

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