Several WSPD officers promoted

Several WSPD officers promoted
September 01
07:15 2016



Last week a number of officers and other members of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD) received promotions during a ceremony held at the Fairgrounds’ Home and Garden Building.

During the event held on Thursday, Aug. 25, fellow officers, family members, and friends eagerly watched as more than a dozen officers were honored for their valor and dedication to protect and serve the residents of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Those promoted during the ceremony include: Lieutenant M.D. Weaver to Captain; Sergeant K.R. Sawyer to Lieutenant; Sergeant E.D. Branshaw to Lietenant; Corporal J. Morissette to Sergeant; Corporal J.S. Collins to Sergeant; Corporal C.S. Pritchard to Sergeant; Corporal R.P. Nowak to Sergeant; Officer B. A. Daniel to Corporal; Officer M.A. Perkins to Corporal; Officer L.T. Whelan to Corporal; and Officer B.A. George to Corporal.

Following the ceremony, Chief Barry Rountree said he was delighted to see so many officers receive promotions. During a brief discussion with The Chronicle, Rountree said it is an exciting time for the WSPD.

“I love being a part of these ceremonies because it shows the hard work and dedication our officers are putting in every day,” he said.

According to Rountree, the WSPD usually holds promotion ceremonies once or twice a year. He said the number of ceremonies depends on the number of officers who are eligible for retirement.

Others promoted during the event that was open to the public were: Forensic Services Technician Brooke A. Talmadge to Firearms, Tool Mark Examiner (FTME), and Police Records Specialist Scott J. Troutman to Police Records Squad Supervisor.

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