VPD Remembers Retired Police Captain

VPD laid to rest one of their retired Captains with the police department on Friday morning.

Captain William “Bill” Pratka served 41 ½ years with the Victoria Police Department beginning his career on May 16, 1963 as a patrolman.

On Jan 1, 1965, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant then soon thereafter to Lieutenant on Nov 1, 1966.

Between October 1968 and September 1982, Pratka served as the Asst. Division Manager and Training Coordinator for the department.

On October 1, 1982 Pratka obtained the rank of Captain until he retired December 31, 2004.