Treat of the Day: Two Bryan PD officers receive promotions

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Two Bryan police officers are getting promoted.

Friday, Officer Stacey Nunn will move to the rank of sergeant. She has been with BPD for 17 years.

Sgt. Walter Melnyk will become a lieutenant. He has been with the department for 19 years.

Below is the full release from the Bryan Police Department:

On Friday, January 11, 2019, at 3:00 pm, The Bryan Police Department will promote Officer Stacey Nunn to the rank of Sergeant and Sgt. Walt Melnyk to the rank of Lieutenant in a ceremony with family and friends. The ceremony will take place in the Secondary Courtroom of the Bryan Justice Center. The public is welcome to join us in this celebration.

Officer Stacey Nunn is a 17 year veteran of the Bryan Police Department. Officer Nunn started her career with Bryan PD in February 2002, where she served as a patrol officer for nine years. Officer Stacey Nunn then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division where she investigated crimes in our community to include Burglary, Forgery, Credit Card Abuse, and other “White Collar” crimes. Officer Nunn also serves on the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Officer Stacey Nunn has received recognition for her exceptional work and service to the community:

• 2003 – Received Crime Prevention Inspector Certificate

• 2006 – Police Commendations for her actions during an aggravated robbery where hostages were taken

• 2008 – Medal of Valor for a Shot’s fired call at a convenience store which resulted in the suspects being detained. One suspect had a weapon and shot at Officer Nunn, who received minor injuries. Officer Nunn showed heroism in the line of duty at imminent personal risk to her own life

• 2010 – Police Commendation for her actions while off duty to help apprehend three suspects that robbed and assaulted an ice cream vendor

• 2014 – Received Master Peace Officer Certificate

Sgt. Walt Melnyk is a 19 ½ year veteran of the Bryan Police Department. Sgt. Melnyk started his career with Bryan PD in August 1999, where he served as a patrol officer for 5 years and the Public Information Officer/Crime Prevention Coordinator for 2 years. He promoted to Sergeant in 2006. As a Sergeant, Walt Melnyk supervised patrol for 5 years, the Direct Deployment Team for 3 years and then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division over Property Crimes in 2014.

Sgt. Walt Melnyk has received recognition for his exceptional work and service to the community:

• 2002 – Police Commendation for his part in a narcotics operation off of Evergreen

• 2003 – Police Commendation for his part in apprehending suspects who committed a robbery and shot at police

• 2003 – Police Commendation for developing an undercover operation targeting those who purchase stolen property

• 2004 – Life-Saving Citation for responding to an accident scene that resulted in a woman having heart failure. Life-saving measures were performed before medics arrived on scene

• 2008 - Received Master Peace Officer Certificate

• 2009 – Meritorious Service Citation for locating two armed suspects that just robbed a convenience store. A foot pursuit ensued and due to Melnyk’s quick thinking and safety tactics he was able to single-handedly apprehend one suspect and ID the second

• 2011 – Graduated the 244th session of the FBI National Academy

• 2018 – Police Commendation for assisting his Detectives in a major Financial Security Breach investigation

Sgt. Nunn’s future assignment will be to supervise a patrol unit in the Patrol Services Bureau and Lt. Melnyk will be assigned to the Professional Standards Division. Both Sgt. Nunn and Lt. Melnyk will bring exceptional experience to their teams and be great assets to the department as supervisors. Please join us in congratulating Sgt. Stacey Nunn and Lt. Walt Melnyk on their promotion.