SAVANNAH, GA (June 21, 2013): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Willie Lovett today officially promoted 22 sergeants and three lieutenants in a formal ceremony.
Several hundred fellow officers, family members and friends gathered at the Savannah Civic Center for the promotion ceremony. Some of the officers already are serving in their new positions and others are moving to their new assignments as the promotions take effect through the ranks.
District Attorney Meg Daly Heap as keynote speaker reminded the newly promoted officers that they have been recognized by their chief and command staff as leaders in the department with the ability to perform at higher levels and challenged them to fulfill the leadership roles.
Chief Lovett told the officers and their family members that their jobs and their lives will change with the promotions and the additional responsibilities that accompany them but he was confident they would rise to the challenges.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant were: Shinita Young, Brad Beddow, Kevin Elleby, Octavio Arango, Jeff Oliver, Shamonica Badie, Marcus Graves, Sean Carr, Tiffany Manuel, Aaron Washington, Tarik Wilson, Tim Lewis, Eric Henderson, Rodney Reynolds, Chris Talley, Stephen Eaton, Joe Lewis, William Sharpley, Maurice Sanders, Eric Dukarski, Sylvester Fann and Yujean Foster.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant were: Daniel Flood, Gregory Ernst and Billy Cunningham.