Sep 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff WriterCarroll Westlake recently retired from her position as the victim witness coordinator with the Riverton Police Department and was recognized and given a badge by police chief Mike Broadhead during the Riverton City Council meeting Sept. 3.
"I appreciate so much the way you have supported the program," Westlake told the council. "These have been the best years of my life to serve the citizens of Riverton."
Westlake thanked others who she said made her 15 years in the Victim/Witness Unit a meaningful time in her life. Council member Eric Heiser said Westlake is an "outstanding individual."
The unit is in charge of making sure victims of crimes are included in the investigation process and provides services such as counseling or guidance in seeking restitution.
Westlake and another advocate, Pat Buoy, provided more than 3,000 direct services to 300 victims in 2011, according to the city's website.
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