First PCPD woman sergeant retires, first Polynesian gains sergeant stripes
June 8, 2012
Annette Ellis, who in 2003 became the first woman sergeant in the history of the Park City Police Department, was honored recently as she retired from the force.
Ellis worked for the Police Department for more than 20 years and held varied assignments, including as a detective, a patrol officer and the bicycle squad.
Meanwhile, the department selected its first Polynesian sergeant, Vaifoa Lealaitafea. He started his career with the Police Department in mid-2004 as a reservist and was hired on a full-time basis the next year.
His assignments have included narcotics and gang investigations. Lealaitafea was the Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2006.