Officer Hallmark swears in

Officer Hallmark swears inRidgecrest Police Chief Jed McLaughlin (right) welcomes Officer Erik Hallmark to the force. Hallmark was sworn in Monday in a ceremony that included his family, RPD and city officials. Hallmark graduated from Frazier Mountain High School in 2008 and completed the Kern County Sheriff’s Academy in 2010. He served as an officer with the Taft Police Department for six years. His interest in law enforcement developed from his father, Douglas, who pinned on Erik’s badge during the ceremony. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2018-08-17