Perryville recognizes town police officers
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— One new officer was sworn in and two others were given commendations at a recent town meeting.
Mayor Jim Eberhardt administered the oath of office to Austin Gutbridge, making him the 12th uniformed member of the Perryville Police Department. He took the oath accompanied by his wife, Lindsey. Gutbridge comes to the local force after serving in both Baltimore
City and Clay County, Fla.
Meanwhile, Chief Allen Miller gave meritorious unit commendations to detectives Dale Hoffman and Jerry Warner. Miller explained that the pair have an arrest record higher than the national average.
“They work at it until it’s done,” Miller said. “They solve the case the majority of the time. They’re good at what they do.”
Both men were also given ribbons to wear on their uniforms to signify the commendation.
Officer Austin Gutbridge takes the oath of office to become the 12th member of the Perryville Police Department.