Winchester police today announced that Maj. David White is retiring after 33 years with
the department, and as a result, five officers have received promotions.
According to a release, White entered the department as a dispatcher in 1979 and became an officer in 1982. He also has served as a detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy chief and interim chief from September 2007 to November 200.
Police Chief Kevin Sanzenbacher states in the release that "it is a sad time for the department, "as we are losing someone who has been the conscience and heart of the organization for a long time. But, it is also an exciting time as we get to promote employees into positions that will challenge them and set new courses for the Department."
Those promoted are:
Capt. Kelly Rice to major. She was hired as an officer in 1995 and served as sergeant, lieutenant, captain, captain of the Criminal Investigations Department and captain of administration.
Lt. Mike Danielson to captain of the administration division. He has been with the depatment for 16 years.
Sgt. Rob Bower to lieutenant. He has been with the department for 14 years.
Sgt. Mark Lahman to lieutenant. He has been with the department for 11 years.
Corp. Wayne Monse to sergeant. He has been with the department for five years.
Corp. Daniel Clark was promoted to sergeant earlier this summer.
A pinning ceremony will be held Oct. 1 at the Timbrook Public Safety Center.