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New Troy police sergeant follows in family's footsteps

November 30, 2018 06:40 PM

TROY - A promotion ceremony on Friday saw several Troy police officers step into new roles in the department and one in particular has some very large shoes to fill. Luckily, if he ever needs any advice, he'll know just where to turn.

Even though a milestone like this is not unprecedented, it's still pretty cool, and remarkable -- and the residents of Troy owe a debt of gratitude to the Dean family for their 54 years of service to the city.

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Now that 32-year-old David Dean Jr. has been promoted and sworn in as a Troy police sergeant, that guarantees the family's three-generation legacy will continue well beyond 54 years.

At the swearing in was Dean's father, David Sr., who retired in 2009 after 20 years of service. Also attending was Thomas Dean, David Jr.'s grandfather, who retired in 2004 after serving 40 years in uniform.

Both father and grandfather are retired detective sergeants.

David Jr. will wear badge #1, the same badge his grandfather wore after being sworn-in in 1964.

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Dan Levy

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