Two of Arcadia's finest took their ceremonial oath of office and received new badges last Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The ceremony was held in the Arcadia Council Chambers. Detective Dan Crowther was sworn in as our newest Sergeant. Dan's promotion takes effect on August 1st. A newer face to the ranks present was that of Officer Ken Lee who recently completed his field training. Ken also took his oath of office and received his Police Officer badge in the ceremony.
You may recognize Sergeant Crowther from a recent post detailing his 2009 Officer of the Year Award. Dan has been with the Arcadia Police Department since 1991, starting out as a Cadet and then becoming an Officer in 1994. Dan has worked as a Detective since 2004, working the gang desk and most recently, investigating crimes against persons for the last 3 years.
Officer Ken Lee was hired in March of this year. Prior to coming to Arcadia, Ken served as a Deputy Sheriff for San Bernardino County for 5 years working in the SBSO jails. Ken was motivated to work in Arcadia for many reasons but one sits high on the list: his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Rogers, was also an Arcadia Police Officer from 1945-1963.
Congratulations to both Sergeant Dan Crowther and to Officer Ken Lee! (Pictured above are L-R, City Clerk Jim Barrows, Sergeant Dan Crowther, and Officer Ken Lee)