The small town police officer in hot water for a video allegedly showing him beating his daughter told Fox's America's Most Wanted in 2011 that he went into police work to "give my daughter the life she deserved."
Berthoud police officer Jeremy Yachik was a 2011 America's Most Wanted All-Star nominee. The popularity contest was between first responders in the United States who made a difference in their community. While Yachik was a nominee, he wasn't a finalist.
In his nominee profile Yachik was described as a former firefighter and single father in New Mexico who went into law enforcement for a "more stable living situation."
The profile claims he graduated valedictorian from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy in Trinidad. However, the profile doesn't mention he left the Trinidad police force after a 2006 domestic investigation. Yachik joined Berthoud in 2008.
Yachik and Berthoud Police Chief Glenn Johnson were recently suspended after a woman said the chief had done nothing after she sent him a video depicting Yachik assaulting a child.
According to the nominee submission, Yachik "and the Berthoud Police department participate in a toy and food drive during the holidays, in which they collect and wrap toys and food for families in need. Last year they helped to fundraise almost $10,000 for the needy families of their community."
He states that he found it rewarding to watch people who were once criminals turn their life around. The profile ends with:
"According to the father of three, children whose parents are not involved have a higher chance of becoming juvenile delinquents; although he loves his job, he and his fiancé make sure to stay involved in the lives of their children."