Two new officers have joined the ranks of the Cheyenne Police Department, the agency announced Tuesday.

Makainy Larson and Matthew Spradley were sworn in this week at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center.

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According to a department Facebook post, Larson recently moved to Cheyenne from Wisconsin.

She comes from a military background and appreciates how police work allows her to give back to the community.

“I think Cheyenne is a very friendly, welcoming area with beautiful country," Larson said. "I also admire the surrounding ranching community."

Spradley relocated to Wyoming from Millbrook, Alabama, where he previously worked in law enforcement for five years.

Prior to becoming an officer, Spradley was in the Army and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, where he developed a deep appreciation for the Western lifestyle.

"I became a police officer as a way to give back to my community," Spradley said. "After five years of policing, I figured out just how much fun the job actually is and how many people I can help."

Larson and Spradley are the twelfth and thirteenth officers to be sworn in this year.

Larson will now attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas, while Spradley will begin the department’s Field Training Program as a lateral transfer.

"We are proud to welcome these new officers to our team," the post reads.


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