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Mayor Rick Nelson swears in four new officers to the Middlesboro Police Department.

New officers sworn into Middlesboro Police Department

Friday morning at City Hall, Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson had the privilege of swearing in four new police officers for the city of Middlesboro. Those four officers will now head off to Richmond for their mandatory police training.

“All the best to Caleb Ayers, Ryan Collins, Eric ‘Brad’ Fuson and Christopher ‘Jake’ Partin,” Nelson said.

Nelson invites the community to join them this coming Thursday at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers to celebrate the promotion of six police officers. Those include:

Sergeant Promotions

• Josh Harris;

• Kenny Vanover;

• Jordan Hurd.

Lieutenant Promotions

• Joe Holder;

• Floyd Patterson;

• Josh Burchett.

“We also plan to have a ceremony for the Middlesboro Fire Department in the coming weeks, and we will keep the community posted on that date,” Nelson said.

The community is invited and encouraged to come out and celebrate the promotions of these officers to the Middlesboro Police Department.