Members of the Asheville Police Department took their oaths during a Nov. 29 promotion ceremony. Pictured left to right front row are Lt. Joseph Sorrells, Sgt. Nolan Brown, Lt. Joe Silberman, Sgt. Lucas Lovelace and Sgt. Angela Tullis. Pictured left to right back row are APD Chief Tammy Hooper, Lt. Jonathan Brown, Lt. Jackie Stepp, Sgt. James French, Capt. Gary Gudac, Lt. Michael Lamb and Sgt. Joshua Hill.
Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper and Mayor Esther Manheimer presided over a Nov. 29 promotion ceremony in which 12 members of APD rose to higher ranks. Six received the rank of sergeant, five to lieutenant and one to caption.
Here are the new ranks of those promoted:
- Captain Gary Gudac
- Jonathan Brown, Lt. Michael Lamb, Lt. Joseph Silberman, Lt. Joseph Sorrells and Lt. Jackie Stepp
- Michael Allen, Sgt. Noland Brown, Sgt. James French, Sgt. Joshua Hill, Sgt. Lucas Lovelace and Sgt. Angela Tullis
They each took their oaths with friends and family by their side during a promotion ceremony in Council Chambers. They were sworn into their new positions by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. The ceremony concluded with words of encouragement and inspiration by newly sworn Captain Gary Gudac.
Congratulations to these members of the Asheville Police Department!
More scenes from the promotion ceremony