Family members, friends and fellow deputies attended a ceremony to celebrate the promotion of 12 deputies from the area. Officials said Frederick County has seen a number of retirements lately, and are losing a lot of experienced members.
Supervisors said it's rare that they have the opportunity to promote this many deputies at one time.
"I feel blessed to have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant and credit it all to the people I have been fortunate enough to work with in this agency. The good men and woman that serve Frederick County," said Sgt. John Packard.
Officials said those promoted on Friday are marked as experienced and talented personnel. Deputies said they're excited to except the challenges and assignments of their new positions.
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