From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced the promotion of nine members to command positions. The sheriff’s office now has four deputy chiefs and five new captains.
Sheriff Mark Pettway celebrated the promotions by thanking the nine members for years of hard work and service.
“I trust that they will be a tremendous asset in their new positions,” said Pettway.
Those promoted are:
Deputy Chief Anthony Pippen
Deputy Chief David Agee
Deputy Chief Charles Buchannon
Deputy Chief Mark Farley
Captain John Weatherly
Captain Andrea Knight
Captain John Mayes
Captain George Ponder
Captain Wendell Major
The promotions go into effect on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019.
The new commanders will be formally introduced at the next graduation ceremony of the Sheriff’s Training Academy on Sept. 17, 2019.