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Five Sergeants Being Promoted to Lieutenant in Anticipation of Next Month's Opening of Midtown Hills Precinct

7/22/2014

 July 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

         
Chief Steve Anderson today announced the promotion of five sergeants to the rank of lieutenant in anticipation of next month’s opening of the new Midtown Hills Precinct.
         
Those soon to be taking on new leadership roles are:
• Sergeant Morgan Ford, a 9-year police department veteran who is currently assigned as a supervisor in the Domestic Violence Division.  Sergeant Ford holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Aquinas University.
• Sergeant Lee Kendall, a 12-year police department veteran who is currently assigned as a supervisor at the Training Academy.  Sergeant Kendall holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Campbellsville University and a Master’s Degree from Cumberland University.
• Sergeant Taylor Schmitz, a 14-year police department veteran who is currently assigned as the South Precinct’s Community Coordinator.  Sergeant Schmitz holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tampa.
• Sergeant Ada Thaxter, a 12-year police department veteran who is currently assigned as supervisor in the Office of Professional Accountability.  Sergeant Thaxter holds an Associate’s Degree from Nashville State.
• Sergeant Michael Waltz, a 16-year police department veteran who is currently assigned to the Office of Professional Accountability.  Sergeant Waltz holds a Bachelor’s Degree from MTSU.
         
The Midtown Hills Precinct, the police department’s 8th, is in the final stages of construction on 12th Avenue South at Wade Avenue.  The grand opening ceremony is projected to be Monday, August 18th.  As was announced last week, Midtown Hills will be commanded by Kay Lokey, who is transitioning from the Domestic Violence Division.

                                                             
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Morgan Ford

New Lieutenant Morgan Ford

Kendall

New Lieutenant Lee Kendall

Schmitz

New Lieutenant Taylor Schmitz

Thaxter

New Lieutenant Ada Thaxter

Waltz

New Lieutenant Michael Waltz