GREENWICH, Conn. -- Officer Diana Schuttler is retiring after 22 years of service with the Greenwich Police Department, Chief of Police James Heavey announced.
She was sworn in back in 1994, and she graduated from the 243rd Connecticut Municipal Police Training Council's Basic Police Academy.
Schuttler was a youth officer assigned to the Special Victims Section of the Detective Division for many years.Heavey roundly praised Schuttler's work:
Officer Schuttler has lived up to the department's vision to improve the quality of life within Greenwich, while at the same time maintaining respect for individual rights and human dignity. Her professionalism and compassion are often cited in the letters and calls we've received from appreciative families that Officer Schuttler has helped, particularly during her years in the Youth Division. I wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.
Heavey noted that Schuttler had received numerous departmental commendations "for excellent police work and actions exemplifying the best traditions of police service" -- and this work was in in a wide range of circumstances over the years, from undercover narcotics investigations to apprehending wanted felons.
Schuttler had twice been recognized as Officer of the Month. In April 2007, she was honored for her efforts in the arrest of a violent suspect during a severe domestic incident. In June 2011, she was recognized for her exceptional police work in the arrest of a suspect who had robbed a local pharmacy.