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News Release
Sr. Ofc. Larry Shryer
Sr. Ofc. Larry Shryer
Police Careers celebrated as veteran officers retire (Photo) - 06/29/18

Salem, OR—On Thursday, June 28, Chief Jerry Moore presided over the retirement ceremonies for three veteran officers of the Salem Police Department. Celebrated for their dedicated service were Corporal Alicia Garrett, Detective Kris Knox, and Senior Officer Larry Shryer.

Cpl. Garrett, a second-generation Salem Police officer, followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the department in 1999. Like all officers, Garrett started in the Patrol Division and went on to serve in various assignments within the Criminal Investigations Division, such as a detective in the Persons and Property Crimes Units, the Youth Services Unit, the Tactical Negotiations Teams and the Domestic Violence Response Team. She also served as a department instructor.

Detective Kris Knox started her law enforcement career as a dispatcher in 1989 which led to her interest in becoming a reserve police officer for the Independence Police Department in 1991. Two years later, Knox was hired as an officer with Salem Police. In her 28 years of service to the Salem community, Knox made her mark in a variety of law enforcement assignments, such as the Youth Services and Crime Prevention Units, Downtown Bike Patrol, Trauma Team, field training officer, hostage negotiator, drug recognition expert, and an instructor in various training disciplines. Yet, her most notable assignments include being the first and only female K-9 officer, co-founder of the Domestic Violence Response Team, and being a detective in the Persons Crime Unit where she developed an expertise in sex crimes investigations and crimes against children.

Senior Officer Shryer served the community for more than 23 years. Shryer first started as a reserve deputy for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and then became an officer with the Keizer Police Department. His law enforcement career brought him to the Salem Police Department in 1994. During his tenure, Shryer worked in the Patrol and Investigations Divisions. He is most notably remembered by his peers for his work as a field training officer, ensuring police recruits were trained to the highest professional level.

Said Chief Moore of the trio, “Without a doubt, their commitment and dedication made a positive impact on the lives of many of the members of our community and their fellow officers. We thank them and wish them the best.”

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