TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Two police officers were officially welcomed to the force during a presentation at the City Council meeting on Monday evening.

Officer A. Summers

Anthony Summers and Salko Lilic were presented by Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury, who told the officers that joining the department is like becoming part of a larger family.

As the new officers go forward in their service, Kingsbury said he wanted them to remember the patch, badge and nameplate they wear are significant in several ways – among other things they represent integrity, honor, and heritage.

“The name we wear on our uniform represents our heritage,” he said. “Everything we wear is emblazoned with the symbolism of honor.”

Officer S. Lilic

Vice Mayor Suzanne Hawkins conducted the swearing-in ceremony.

Summers was born in Santa Rosa, Calif., and was hired as a full-time officer by the department on Feb. 29. Formerly, the Santa Rosa Junior College graduate served four years in the U.S. Navy, and three years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

Lilic, who hails from Bosnia, was hired as a full-time officer by the department on March 14. After graduating from Twin Falls High School, he studied at the College of Southern Idaho and Boise State University.

Both officers completed POST Basic Patrol Academy on June 3.