Greenwich Police Dept Officer Awarded the Dr. John Clarke Memorial Award

The Greenwich Lions Club awarded the Dr. John A. Clark Memorial Award to Officer Ryan Beattie at a luncheon on Thursday at the Innis Arden Club.

A six-year veteran of Greenwich Police Dept, Officer Ryan Beattie, has exuded may admirable traits.

Officer Beattie lives up to all of the department’s core values, displaying courage, diligence, respect, fairness and service.

As a patrol officer, Beattie has been a proactive law enforcement officer, exercising excellent independent judgement and superior investigative skills.

With a can-do attitude, Beattie is a go-to officer who can handle difficult cases. He is frequently called upon to assist Narcotics officers.

An example of Officer Ryan Beattie’s abilities leading to his selection as the 2019 John A. Clark Award recipient took place in February of 2018 when he and officer Justin Rivera were working a special detail on the east side of Town.

Beattie and Rivera made a keen observation that led to an arrest and seizure of a sizeable amount of cocaine, marijuana and opioid pharmaceuticals.

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Officer Beattie was selected, along with Officers Christian Rosario and Mike Hall, for a special detail with the Organized Retail Crime Activity Team.

With an increase in crimes in Greenwich’s central business district by professional criminals including forgery, identity theft, fraudulent financial transactions and larceny, officer Beattie and the Organized Retail Crime Activity team, working primarily in plainclothes, conducted discreet surveillance of suspicious persons and took appropriate action upon reasonable suspicion that a crime was established.

Police say the results of the Organized Retail Crime Activity Team efforts were spectacular.

More than 32 career criminals were arrested by the team on a total of 143 different charges, 85 of which were felonies.

Officer Beattie’s brother, Greenwich Police Officer Sean Beattie, along with family, friends and fellow officers were on hand on Thursday to show their support of Ryan.

Since 1948 the Lions Club has recognized the performance and achievements of Greenwich Police Officers for their contributions in the line of duty.