Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner A Success

The often unsung heroes keeping our streets safe were recognized Wednesday night in Uintah County. Law enforcement officers and their guests were shown love at the Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner at the Uintah Conference Center as a thank you from grateful community members. Special speakers at the event included Utah’s Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Squires, who started his career in Vernal, and Nannette Ryde whose husband Cory Ryde was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2014 in Eagle Mountain after pulling over to check on a vehicle. By any measure, the event was a success and meant a lot to the attending officers. “It was greatly appreciated and means the world to officers to recognize that they are valued and appreciated,” shares Vernal City Assistant Police Chief Keith Campbell. “It was an incredible tribute to great men and women who protect and serve our community.”


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.