Mill Creek Police Officer Sean Conner was promoted to Sergeant at the Mill Creek City Council meeting on April 23, 2013. He will be a 22-year veteran of the Mill Creek Police Department in May and has served in many capacities in his service for the City.
Mill Creek Police Chief Bob Crannell made the following presentation before administering Sergeant Conner’s oath of office:
Good Evening Mayor Todd and Council:
It is my honor and pleasure to introduce Mill Creek Police Department’s newest Sergeant Sean Conner.
Sergeant Conner is a twenty-one year veteran of the Mill Creek Police Department.
Sean was born in Seattle and grew-up in Lynnwood where he attended Meadowdale High School and Edmonds Community College before attending to the University of Washington and joining the Navy ROTC.
Sean graduated from the University of Washington in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree and a commission as an Ensign in the US Navy Reserve where he served three years active duty attaining the rank of Lieutenant.
After being Honorably Discharged, Sean returned home and in May of 1991 was hired as a Patrol Officer for the City of Mill Creek Police Department.
Since coming to Mill Creek, Sean has served:
- As an Emergency Vehicle Operation Course instructor, training officers in how to safely operate emergency vehicles. Last year Sean was the co-coordinator for EVOC at the annual regional Police Skills Refresher training;
- As a Field and Police Training Officer, Sean has had a hand in training nineteen current and former Mill Creek Officers, some of whom have gone on to successful law enforcement careers as detectives and supervisors;
- As an advanced collision investigator, Sean has served on collision review boards, identifying policy issues or training needs;
- As a member of the Allied Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), Sean was deployed to assist the Seattle Police department with the civil unrest surrounding the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting.
Sean was the agency’s last solo Detective, and participated in the development of what has become the Mill Creek Police Investigations Unit.
Sean has served as an Officer-In-Charge, an acting-Sergeant and most recently as a Patrol Corporal. Last year Sean attained his Washington State First-Line Supervision Career Certification.
Sean served as the first Mill Creek Police Officer’s Guild Secretary, then for eight years as its President. Sean is currently a Member-at-Large of the Guild’s Executive Board.
Sean has been a parishioner at St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic church in Lynnwood for forty years, where he met his wife of seventeen years, the former Michelle Peltzer of Las Cruces New Mexico; and where his daughters, Ciara (Keeara) 13 and Caelan (Keelin) 11, attend the seventh and fifth grades, respectively.
Sean’s off-duty interests include reading, gardening, riding his bicycle, traveling and camping with his family, participating in his parish community, playing strategic war games and building HO-scale model trains. Sean also enjoys watching the U-Dub play and (usually) beat WSU every December.
Sergeant Conner, please come forward with your family and I will administer your Oath of Office.