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STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES DIRECTOR’S RECOMMENDATION FOR TWO PROMOTIONS

May 10, 2012 Two veteran Arkansas State Troopers were promoted today during a meeting of the Arkansas State Police Commission. Both promotional candidates were recommended for promotion to the commission by Colonel JR Howard, Director of the Arkansas State Police. Lieutenant Shawn Garner, 48, of Hot Springs was promoted to the rank of captain and will assume command duties of Highway Patrol, Troop K, headquartered at Hot Springs. Troop K comprises Clark, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Pike and Polk Counties. Captain Garner is a 21 year veteran of the department and has most recently served as Troop K assistant commander. Trooper First Class Brad Lann, 28, of Greenbriar was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume post supervisor duties within Highway Patrol, Troop A. Sergeant Lann is a six year veteran of the department and most recently served in a Troop A patrol assignment.