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STATE POLICE COMMISSION APPROVES PROMOTIONS OF SIX VETERAN TROOPERS

July 11, 2013

  The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations for promotions of six State Police Troopers to the rank of major, captain and sergeant.  The recommendations were presented by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, and considered in a meeting of the commissioners today in Little Rock at State Police Administrative Headquarters.

  Captain Shawn Garner, 49, of Hot Springs, was promoted to the rank of major and will assume new duties in Little Rock within the administrative headquarters Highway Patrol Division.

  Major Garner is a twenty-three year veteran of the department.  His most recent assignment has been in Hot Springs as Highway Patrol Division, Troop K commander.

  Lieutenant Joel Mullins, 58, of North Little Rock, was promoted to the rank of captain and will continue in his assignment as commander of the State Police Executive Protection Section.

  Captain Mullins is a thirty-three year veteran of the State Police with almost half his career assigned to the executive protection detail.

  Corporal Michael Moyer, 38, of Springdale, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties in Little Rock within the administrative headquarters Regulatory and Building Operations Division.

  Sergeant Moyer is a ten year veteran of the department with his most recent assignment as a Special Agent within the State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company D.

  Special Agent (Cpl.) Scott Pillow, 48, of Paragould, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will continue in his assignment with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company F.

  Agent Pillow (Sgt.) is an eighteen year veteran of the department.

  Special Agent (Cpl.) Dennis Morris, 54, of Arkadelphia, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will continue in his assignment with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Company C.

  Agent Morris (Sgt.) is a twenty-four year veteran of the department.

  Special Agent (Cpl.) Shannon Shepherd, 47, of Sheridan, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties within the State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop K as a post supervisor.

  Sergeant Shepherd is a twenty-three year veteran of the department with his most recent assignment as a Special Agent within the State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company C.