Officer Reed Sworn In

Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman officially swore in the police department’s newest officer Christopher Reed in the mayor’s chambers Tuesday afternoon.

 Reed was selected among multiple candidates that tested and applied to the department this past June.

 “You’ve risen to the top and you’ll fit well within our values,” Idaho Falls Chief Mark McBride said during the ceremony. “We’re going to be behind you 100 percent to see that you have a successful career.”

Reed, a 2004 Hillcrest High School graduate, has always been interested in a career in emergency services. After serving in the United States Navy, it was inevitable that he would seek a career working in emergency services.

“I have to be in a field where I’m helping people,” he said. “Anything in emergency services has always sparked my interest. I know (law enforcement) is where I belong.”

Initially, Reed had looked into becoming a firefighter, he said. He volunteered with the Ucon Fire Department and currently volunteers with the Ammon Fire Department. But, ultimately decided he would enjoy law enforcement more.

“This man, right here,” before he retires is going to save lives,” Fuhriman said during Tuesday’s ceremony. “Whether it’s physically, mentally or emotionally, he’ll make a difference.”

Prior to being hired as a police officer, Reed worked for the IFPD as a dispatcher since June 2012.

Reed and his wife, Jessica, have two daughters.


Officer Reed Sworn In