Milan to promote Johnson from police captain to chief


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 7:27 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Shawn Johnson has been named Milan police chief.

Mr. Johnson, who is being promoted from captain, is scheduled to be approved as chief at the Monday village board meeting, city administrator Steve Seiver said.

Capt. Johnson joined the Milan Police Department in 1997 and previously worked for the Galva Police Department.

"He's an outstanding officer, as well as an upstanding individual," Mr. Seiver said. "He's well respected within the department and the community."

A Geneseo native who now lives in Milan, Capt. Johnson is 40 and married with two children.

Longtime police chief Mark Beckwith retired Nov. 9 and becameassistant chief of security for Augustana College. Capt. Johnson has been serving as interim chief since Mr. Beckwith's retirement.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






(More History)