Four former graduates of Natick High School were appointed to the reserves of the Natick Police Department Monday evening by the town's Board of Selectmen.
While the new reserve officers will have no official duties within the department, they will be "under the tutilage" of Natick officers, and may be selected for a full time position when one arises, Police Chief James Hicks said during the meeting.
Kyle Bodreau graduated from Natick High School in 2004. "It's taken almost a decade for this to happen. I'm very excited for the opportunity," Bodreau said.
Ryan Killeen graduated from Natick High School in 2006 and had been an officer on Nantucket. He paid his way through the Municipal Police Academy. "Everybody wants to come back home and work where they grew up. My friends and my family are here, I’m looking forward to coming back, Killeen said.
Sergey Melnik also graduated from Natick High in 2006. He completed an internship with the Randolf Police Department before pursuing a position with the Natick Police. "This has been a life long dream of mine," Melnik said.
Sean Taylor, who was unable to attend the meeting, is a life-long resident of Natick and graduated from Natick High School in 2005.
The board voted unanimously on approving each of the new reserve officers.