Fire and Police Commission to hold promotion ceremony Monday


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 7:49 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
Rock Island Police Chief Jeff VenHuizen has announced several promotions in the department.

The Fire and Police Commission will hold a ceremony for the promotions at 9 a.m., Monday, at RoyalNeighbors of America,230 16th St., Rock Island, according to a news release.

Jason Foy was appointed deputy chief on Dec. 17. He previously was the lieutenant in charge of the Administrative/Technical Services Division.

Daniel Knittle is being promoted to lieutenant and willbe assigned to the Patrol Division as a watch commander. He previously was a sergeant assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division,persons/property unit.

Eddie Connelly is being promoted to sergeant and will beassigned as an assistant watch commander in the Patrol Division. He previously was an officer assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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