WWPD officer retires after more than 20 years of service

Officer Mike Burnett served the department since 1999
Retiring WWPD Officer Mike Burnett

The Walla Walla Police Department announced officer Mike Burnett was retiring on Monday.

Officer Burnett joined the police department in 1999 as a patrol officer. In the following years, Officer Burnett was part of the WWPD DUI and Traffic Enforcement Team. While serving, he earned the award of DUI Enforcement Officer of the Year several times.

Through his 20 years at WWPD, Officer Burnett also served as a bicycle patrol officer, field training officer and served on the Hostage Negotiation Team.

In a statement from the Walla Walla Police Department, Officer Burnett is said to have spent time making the community a safer place through pedestrian safety with crosswalk enforcement. He is said to have a “can-do attitude” and his sense of humor will be greatly missed at the police department.

On the department’s Facebook page, photos were shared of Officer Burnett during his time serving. You can find the photos here.

“Mike has been an asset to the Walla Walla Police department and has worked hard at developing relationships with the community to better do his job,” the statement read.

The WWPD statements end with a big congratulations to Officer Burnett.