Statement issued Monday:
Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York and Mayor Tom Henry today conferred promotions on four City police officers:
Deputy Chief Karl M. Niblick, promoted to Assistant Chief of the Fort Wayne Police Department.
Commission Date: September 1985
Captain Paul A. Shrawder, promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. He will begin his assignment as Deputy Chief of the Investigative Support Division.
Commission Date: January 1987
Captain Garry A. Hamilton, promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. He will begin his assignment as Deputy Chief of the Northeast Division.
Commission Date: August 1994
Sergeant Stephen R. Reed, promoted to the rank of Captain. He will begin his assignment as Captain of the Investigative Services Division.
Commission Date: January 1993
"The promotion of mid-career and senior-level officers to higher ranks not only recognizes their individual accomplishments, it also reflects the overall dedication and commitment of our City police force," said Mayor Tom Henry. "Each of these individuals has a significant career with the Fort Wayne Police Department. It's wonderful when we can reward veteran officers with promotions and keep them working right here in our City."
The officers were joined by co-workers, friends and family for the promotion ceremony.