|The Fort Thomas Police Department promoted four of its officers this month. Chief Kilgore shared the news at the recent city council meeting.|
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by Robin Gee, city council beat editor
At the August meeting of Fort Thomas City Council, Police Chief Casey Kilgore announced promotions for four police officers. After an exhaustive and competitive process, he noted, he was very pleased to announce two had earned the rank of lieutenant and two were moving up to sergeant positions.
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For lieutenant, the candidate pool included nine qualified individuals, and three individuals were up for the sergeant position, Kilgore said.
"It’s a very good night for the PD," he said. "We get to promote Adam Noe to the rank of lieutenant, Nathan Day to the rank of lieutenant and Matt Marksbury to the rank of sergeant."
Michael Dietz has also earned the rank of sergeant, but had a prior engagement. He will receive recognition at the next council meeting.
|Adam Noe receives his lieutenant badge from his wife and sons.|
Chief Kilgore introduced Lieutenant Adam Noe.
"Adam came to us by way of the Bellevue Police Department in 2012..He came to us with a lot of experience and a lot of education. The lieutenant holds a bachelor’s degree in police administration from EKU. He’s been through the Academy of Police Supervision. He’s a graduate of Criminal Justice Executive Development program. Working for us, he’s served as a detective, crime scene technician, an accreditation manager and also community relations officer," the chief said.
Lieutenant Noe introduced his wife, Tiffany, and his two sons, Alex and Jackson.
"I know it’s been a long process," he said to council members. "I’ve really enjoyed my time here and working with you on council. Thank you for the opportunity."
He noted that the last two years in particular have been a challenge for his family, and he thanked them for their support.
Noe was named Policeman of the Year in 2017 by the Campbell County Rotary Club.
|Newlyweds Nathan and Stacey Day take a moment to celebrate the promotion only a few weeks after their wedding in the very same room.|
"Nathan also started with us in 2012 and has spent his whole career with us," said Chief Kilgore. "He has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. He has also attended the Academy of Police Supervision and the Criminal Justice Executive Development program. With us he’s served as a field training officer, evidence room supervisor and a detective. Nathan’s a very well-rounded young man, and we’re very lucky tonight he’s here as a lieutenant."
The chief noted that Lieutenant Day has also been very busy the past couple of weeks. He was married at the end of July, took a honeymoon in Jamaica and returned just in time to receive his promotion.
Day introduced his wife, Stacey. He noted that the room in Fort Thomas Community Center was familiar. "We were here two-and-a-half weeks ago getting married," he said.
"I have a ton of family members here — parents, siblings, nieces and nephews all over the place, my in laws as well...Thank you to all of them for the support they’ve given me and thank you to all of you for giving me the opportunity...I’m honored," he said.
|Matt Marksbury receives his sergeant stripes from his son. |
Next, Chief Kilgore introduced Matt Marksbury.
"Matt came to us from the Newport Police Department back in 2015. We were all very excited to hire him. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from NKU. And, he’s the only person I know who is an NKU Hall of Fame inductee, an accomplishment for which he has received a lot of grief from his coworkers," he added. "He’s an instructor, field training officer and runs our annual fitness test...And, he’s become an informal leader in our department," the chief noted.
Sergeant Marksbury introduced his wife, Kelly, and son Bryce, as well as his parents, inlaws and close friends who had come to celebrate with him.
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"I know it was hard with a nine-sergeant pool. Very competitive like the chief said, so I am very honored."
Congratulations to all the officers and to the Fort Thomas Police Department.
Special thanks to Melissa Beckett for the photos.