Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, right, swears in new hires for the city’s police department during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The new officers are, from left, Ricardo Cuellar, Eric Reyna, Bryan Mullet, Cody Robertson and Richard Graham. HEIDI JACOBS, the Mirror

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, right, swears in new hires for the city’s police department during Tuesday night’s council meeting. The new officers are, from left, Ricardo Cuellar, Eric Reyna, Bryan Mullet, Cody Robertson and Richard Graham. HEIDI JACOBS, the Mirror

Federal Way hires five new police officers

Mayor Jim Ferrell swore in the new officers at Tuesday’s council meeting

Mayor Jim Ferrell gave the oath of office and helped swear in five new members of the Federal Way Police Department at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Officer Ricardo Cuellar: Officer Cuellar is an entry-level police officer, recently graduating from the police academy in February. Prior to embarking on his law enforcement career, Cuellar was a learning and development manager. Cuellar is fluent in Spanish, and very involved with his church. He has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for four years.

Officer Eric Reyna: Officer Reyna is a two-year lateral police officer from Warrensburg, Missouri. Before that, he worked for Xerox as a customer care representative. Reyna majored in health and physical education at Eastern New Mexico University. He enjoys playing baseball and had actually toured Australia on a traveling team. He has a 5-year-old son named Landon.

Officer Bryan Mullet: Officer Mullet is a seven-year lateral police officer from Avon, Colorado. He was born and raised in Colorado, but wanted more opportunity and the challenge that a small mountain agency couldn’t provide. Mullet has experience as a field training officer and crime scene tech. He has a 19-year-old daughter and is an avid bowler and fisherman.

Officer Cody Robertson: Officer Robertson is a five-year lateral police officer from Post Falls, Idaho. While at Post Falls, he was a K-9 officer, a member of the SWAT team and a drug abuse recognition expert, and had also taught at the Idaho Police Academy. He is a U.S. Army veteran, serving a single tour in Iraq, and has been married to his wife, Kayela, for nine years.

Officer Richard Graham: Officer Graham is a two-year lateral police officer from the Kauai Police Department in Hawaii. He has served 11 years in the U.S. Marines and was a captain in charge of an aviation maintenance unit. He has a bachelor of science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a minor in air traffic control. Graham grew up on the East Coast and is currently single. He enjoys scuba diving and golfing.

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