California Police Department up to full strength

Tyler Zumwalt joins the City of California Police Department to bring the number of full-time officers to six.

Tyler Zumwalt joins the City of California Police Department to bring the number of full-time officers to six. Photo by David Wilson.

The City of California Police Department was back to six full-time officers as of Monday, Feb. 24, with the swearing in of Tyler Zumwalt.

The new member of the CPD is from Lohman and is also a member of Missouri Army National Guard Military Police Detachment 2175th Detachment, Moberly. A graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, Zumwalt graduated in Dec., 2013, from the Law Enforcement Training Institute, Columbia. With the National Guard for five years, he spent two and a half years working in the recruitment area.

Zumwalt said he got into law enforcement because it "is the best job in the world. Because at the end of the day, no matter what you do, you make a difference in someone's life."

On his personal time, Zumwalt is an avid outdoorsman with interests in hunting, fishing and camping. He likes fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks and counts among his accomplishments the taking of a 22-point buck several years ago.

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