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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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