Tyler Police Officers Promoted

Three of Tyler's finest are moving up in rank at the police department.

Police Chief Gary Swindle promoted Sergeant Derrick Wagoner to lieutenant Monday. Wagoner's been with the department since 1990.

Detective Eddie Sheffield and officer Robert Phillips were named to sergeant. Phillips has been on the force since '93 and Sheffield joined the next year. All three say the honor is very exciting because their service to the people of Tyler paying off.

Lieutenant Wagoner will oversee the department's law enforcement accreditation standards. Sergeants Roberts and Sheffield are going to be assigned to the patrol division.

Dana Dixon Reporting