Council honors DuVall and K-9 Kepi

K-9 unit Kepi was present at the Public Safety Festival. Photo by Rosemary Hemenway/Winters Express

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The Winters City Council presented Robert Duvall with a proclamation for his years of volunteer service to the City of Winters. Duvall started in 2013 when he became ordained as a law enforcement chaplain. In 2016, Duvall and his canine companion Kepi went into service as a State Certified Crisis Intervention Team, the first of its kind supported by a law enforcement agency.

Duvall has volunteered over 12,000 hours providing peer support, critical incident debriefs, death notifications, serving on front lines and has represented the public safety crises team in the community.

Duvall and Kepi retired at the end of May, but Duvall said, “we’ll still be serving the city on an as-needed basis,” and hinted that they may not yet be “100 percent” retired.

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