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Lexington Officers Awarded Promotions

Josh James

Sixteen Lexington police officers just received new job titles Monday. The promotional ceremony brought together a host of local officials and guests.

The event marked not only an important moment for the officers but a shift in department leadership – with three new commanders, five new lieutenants, seven new sergeants, and one new assistant chief in the ranks.  

Police chief Mark Barnard, himself recently promoted to the top cop position, said the ceremony is the culmination of years of hard work.

"Many of the people being promoted are informal leaders in our organization, but to be formally recognized and brought up in front of their families, the community, the mayor, the council, and say these are the people responsible for leading our agency... that's a very proud moment for them. It's a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice," he told reporters.

Barnard said no structural changes have been made to the leadership, apart from those necessitated by attrition. See the full list of promotions below.

  • Commander Kenneth L. Armstrong – appointed to Assistant Chief

  • Lieutenant Roger C. Holland, Jr. – appointed to Commander
  • Lieutenant David A. Lyons – appointed to Commander
  • Lieutenant Brian P. Maynard – appointed to Commander

  • Sergeant Jonathan F. Bastian – promoted to Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Jeremy M. Tuttle – promoted to Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Andrew J. Daugherty – promoted to Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Matthew L. Brotherton – promoted to Lieutenant
  • Sergeant Bradley K. Ingram – promoted to Lieutenant

  • Officer Jeffery T. Jackson - promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer David P. Sadler – promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Daniel M. Burnett – promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Todd A. Johnson – promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Aaron R. Greenleaf – promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Daniel H. Truex – promoted to Sergeant
  • Officer Marcus J. Sell – promoted to Sergeant

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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