Date: January 4, 2005 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Grady Judd
Media Contact:

Carrie Rodgers, (863) 534-6217 OR (863) 981-2374 Pager

Sheriff Judd Announces Several Promotions

Sheriff Judd is pleased to announce the promotions of the following supervisors within the Departments of Law Enforcement and Detention:

Captain Larry "Mike" Pruitt Law Enforcement
Captain William Slaybaugh Detention
Captain Craig Smith Law Enforcement
Lieutenant Markennis Calhoun Detention
Lieutenant Alvin Denmark Law Enforcement
Lieutenant William Galloway Detention
Lieutenant Vance Monroe, Jr. Law Enforcement
Lieutenant Eric Rauch Law Enforcement
Lieutenant Jamie Rudd, Jr. Law Enforcement
Lieutenant Joseph "Britt" Williams Law Enforcement
Sergeant Jerry Connolly Law Enforcement
Sergeant Gordon Scherer  Law Enforcement
Sergeant Shawn Stephenson Law Enforcement
Sergeant Lori Stroud Law Enforcement
Sergeant Robert Wilkinson Law Enforcement

 A promotional ceremony will be held at the Stuart Center in Bartow on Thursday, January 6, at 1:00 p.m. The public and media are invited to attend.

Sheriff Judd also promoted his Executive Staff after he took his own oath to become Sheriff, during a ceremony this morning at the First Baptist Church at the Mall. Those members promoted today are:

Chief of Staff Gary Hester Second in Command to Sheriff Judd
Chief Willie Hall Department of Detention
Chief Richard Sloan Department of Law Enforcement
Executive Director Bea Reid Office of Business Affairs
Chief W.J. Martin Criminal Investigations Division
Director Cassandra Denmark Office of Legal Affairs
Major Joe Halman, Jr. Department of Law Enforcement
Director Steve Howard Business Services Division


Distribution: Chief of Staff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

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