SPD Congratulates Captain Richard, Officer Brunton & Detective Patruno on their Retirements

Springfield, Mass. — The Springfield Police Department congratulates three long-serving officers on their recent retirements.

Captain Scott Richard served the city of Springfield for more than 20 years.  Throughout his career Captain Richard led the Street Crimes Unit, Metro Unit and was a Squad Commander.  The former K-9 officer was a proud member of the Honor Guard and Hostage Negotiation team.  Captain Richard also served in the United States Army both active and reserve for 13 years.

Officer Daniel Brunton joined the Springfield Police Department in 1991 and served the city for more than three decades with the majority of his time spent in the uniform division.  He has received numerous commendations and letters of recognition over the course of his career.  Officer Brunton retired as Badge #13.

Officer Robert Patruno joined the Springfield Police Department in 1995 and served the city for more than 27 years.  A longtime Narcotics Detective who was the lead investigator in efforts that led to the dismantling of some of the large drug organizations in the city.  A former member of the DEA Task Force received numerous commendations over the course of his career.

Congratulations to Captain Richard, Officer Brunton and Detective Patruno we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.