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CID LIEUTENANT AND HIGHWAY PATROL POST SERGEANTS NAMED BY APSC: OFFICIAL COMMENDATIONS AWARDED

October 05, 2007 (NASHVILLE) - The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Winford E. Phillips, Director of the Arkansas State Police, to promote three Highway Patrol Division corporals to the rank of sergeant and a Criminal Investigation Division sergeant to the rank of lieutenant. The promotions were effective Thursday (October 4th) during a regular monthly meeting of the State Police Commission. • Sergeant Jerry Digman, 52, of Little Rock, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He is a 27 year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned as an administrative assistant to the commander of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division. Lieutenant Digman will remain assigned to the CID Administrative Offices. • Corporal (Special Agent) John Carter, 44, of Brookland (Craighead County), was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is a 17 year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company F at Jonesboro. Sergeant Carter will assume new duties in a supervisory capacity at Company F. • Corporal Kim Fontaine, 42, of Little Rock, was promoted to the rank of sergeant. She is a 16 year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division, Troop E at Pine Bluff. Sergeant Fontaine will assume new duties with her promotion as a post supervisor assigned to Desha County. • Corporal Forrest Marks, 37, of Hot Springs was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is a 12 year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division, Troop K at Hot Springs. Sergeant Marks will assume new duties with his promotion as a Troop K post supervisor. The commissioners also recognized a trooper and special agent each with Departmental Official Commendations: • Trooper Glenn O. Maxwell, 47, of Magnolia, assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division, Troop G, was recognized for his life saving assistance at the scene of a skydiving accident on April 28th this year during opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics at Magnolia. • Special Agent Dennis M. Morris, 49, of Arkadelphia, assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company C, was recognized for his commitment toward solving the murder of an unidentified Hot Springs man and his two years of cumulative investigative work which resulted in the apprehension of an individual in Illinois who was later convicted of the homicide.