Island Vibes Jan 2024

13 CRIME Double Duty IOP policeman an officer by day, DJ by night By Laura Fogarty REALTOR sarah henderson If you are interested in buying, or selling your home, I'd like to speak with you to discuss how I can help you achieve your real estate goals! @katherinecoxco (843) 708-5098 SARAH HENDERSON REAL ESTATE AGENT t is a good feeling to come over the Connector with the Atlantic Ocean in sight and water all around on my way to work, but there is no greater feeling than seeing my kids sit in daddy’s police car,” observed Isle of Palms Police Department officer Kevin Barattini. “I get chills thinking about it. There is no greater gift.” Barattini brought his gifts for communicating and building relationships to South Carolina from New York in 2019. Barattini began his work as a public servant at age 18 as a volunteer fireman. He eventually made captain in Ocean Beach, New York, before becoming an EMT paramedic. Barattini loved his work as a fireman but feels becoming a police officer has always been his true calling. He worked for the Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department before joining the IOPPD, a decision that he said came easy. “The people here are happy. I park my car and patrol on foot, stopping in shops and restaurants and building those relationships that are so important.” Barattini is quick to praise the relationships he has built working on the Isle of Palms. He truly enjoys the small town feel of a 22-person agency and the positive environment created by Chief Kevin Cornett. “The chief’s door is always open. It’s where we feel free to stop; it’s where we eat,” said Barattini. Policeman by day and a DJ by night, Barattini began his career as a DJ in Long Island, New York, at age 16. I Working from his parents’ house, using their landline as his business phone, Barattini worked college gigs, church events and weddings and grew a thriving business. Barattini Productions now serves limited engagements at wedding venues and Uptown Social. Barattini’s wife of 14 years, Nicole, teaches special education at Cario Middle School. Their twins, Dominic and Luciana, will turn 7 in February. Completing this charming little family is their newest addition, a yellow lab named Luke Bentley. Barattini beamed, “We couldn’t be happier to be here.” Photos Provided. “