Longtime Wayland Detective Retires

Backman has long been outspoken on the fight against domestic violence.

Wayland police. Credit: Patch file photo
Wayland police. Credit: Patch file photo

Longtime detective Ruth C. Backman is retiring from the Wayland Police Department after 34 years, reported Wayland News. She started with the department in 1980 and became a full-time officer in 1981, promoted to detective in 1986. 

Backman has long been support of efforts to help victims of domestic violence, said Wayland News, and was working with the Domestic Violence Services Network as the department liaison. She also teaches the RAD program at Wayland High School. 

Her retirement celebration is Wednesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the Sandy Burr Country Club. 

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Kim Reichelt June 26, 2014 at 04:45 PM
Hi Charlene. Thanks for the link to WaylandeNews (note the "e" between the Wayland and the News, and it's all one word). A correction to your listing: the celebration for Detective Backman is on Wednesday, July 16.
Da June 27, 2014 at 05:52 PM
Glad to see wayland pd ridding themselves of cops with hidden agendas...cops who share with a person of the public someone's SEALED juvenile record a cop who talks about and name drops peoples open cases to her hair dresser at the salon....now let's hope castagno and Berger are shown the door and will have a police department full of clean cops...good ridence ruth


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