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Arkansas State Police Name Troop I Commander

Commission also approves six promotions.
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) - State Police Lieutenant Wesley Smithee, 42 of Harrison, has been promoted to the rank of captain and will assume new duties as commander of State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop I headquartered at Harrison.
 
Captain Smithee, an 18-year veteran of the department, has served most recently as assistant commander of Troop I. Captain Smithee was among six Arkansas State Troopers recommended for promotions today during a regular monthly meeting of the State Police Commission.  The recommendations were presented to commissioners by Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police.
 
Sergeant David Moore, 49, of Marion, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will assume new duties as assistant troop commander of Highway Patrol Division, Troop D headquartered at Forrest City. Lieutenant Moore is an 18-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned as a Troop D post supervisor.
 
Sergeant Charles Watson, 51, of Monticello, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will assume new duties as assistant troop commander of Highway Patrol Division, Troop F headquartered at Warren. Lieutenant Watson is a 25-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned as a Troop F post supervisor.
 
Corporal Brad Spurlin, 37, of White Hall, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties as a Highway Patrol post supervisor assigned to Troop E headquartered at Pine Bluff. Sergeant Spurlin is a 13-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to patrol duties in Troop E.
 
Corporal Roby Rhoads, 44, of Atkins, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties within the training section of the State Police Administrative Services Division. Sergeant Rhoads is a 15-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned to the department’s Highway Patrol Division as K9 coordinator.
 
Corporal Ramey Lovan, 37, of Paragould, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will assume new duties as a Criminal Investigation Division, supervisor assigned to Company F headquartered at onesboro. Sergeant Lovan is a 15-year veteran of the department and most recently has been assigned as a CID Special Agent in Greene County.
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