By Conrad Dudderar
Three Yukon police officers have earned promotions after completing a rigorous testing process.
Jacob Streeter, Jeff Hill and Tomy Tran were officially promoted to the rank of sergeant during a March 13th ceremony at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S Ranchwood.
Family members, YPD personnel and City of Yukon administrators filled the YPD community room for the promotion ceremony.
To earn the promotion to sergeant, Streeter, Hill and Tran each passed a written test based on policy and procedure, contracts, city ordinances, and state law.
“An officer cannot attempt to do the test until their fourth year of service,” Deputy Police Chief John Brown pointed out.
To begin the promotion ceremony, the three officers reaffirmed their oaths of office and assumed their new positions within the YPD as the latest class of sergeants.
The oath was administered by Yukon Police Chief John Corn, who thanked attendees for coming to celebrate his new sergeants’ accomplishment.
“This is not something that is just given; it is earned,” Corn said. “Their experience and their dedication to the department also are factors in making this promotion.”
SHIELDS AND COLLAR BRASS
After signing their YPD affirmations, Streeter, Hill and Tran had family members come to the front to place their sergeant’s shields and collar brass on their uniforms.
To conclude the ceremony, the newly promoted sergeants shared their appreciation with the audience for sharing this milestone with them.
“A little over four years ago, we were stressing out, going through the hiring process and learning if we’re going to be competitive enough to make it through the process,” Streeter said.
“We were standing in the chief’s office, receiving our original oath of office … we couldn’t wait until the day to solidify our spot with the Yukon Police Department. And that day is today.”
YPD now has 21 sergeants on the force. The other 18 are:
Master Sergeant: Jered Reed, Andy Henderson, Bobby Rogers, and Dave Carroll.
Staff Sergeant: Jose Gomez, Clay Rush, Mike Stilley, Todd Hawthorne, and Trudy Patterson.
Sergeant: Joey Rushing, Dustin Biggs, Ryan Wells, Chase Kovarik, Re’Shard Ellis, Cooper Finch, Kris Goble, Victor Soliz, and Zack Beasley.