Friday, May 01, 2009
Lieutenant Ben Smith retires after 28 years of service to the community
The Bryan Police Department honored Lieutenant Ben Smith at a retirement ceremony earlier today at the Bryan Justice Center for his 28 years of service to the community and to the City of Bryan.
Lt. Ben Smith started his career with the Bryan Police Department in April of 1981. During his time at the Police Department, he has served over 9 years on patrol as an officer, and 2 years as a detective and 1 year as a motor officer. In October, 1993, Smith promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Smith supervised patrol and then the Traffic Safety Unit. In July, 2003, Smith was promoted to Lieutenant.
During his career, Lt. Smith has received numerous awards for his exceptional work to the citizens of the City of Bryan. Smith received a police commendation for his accomplishments with the Traffic Safety Unit, he received another police commendation for his years of work with the Scotty’s House charity baseball tournament, and received a community citation award for his duties in Washington DC for the Presidential Inauguration.
Lt. Smith has been a coach to numerous officers here at the Bryan Police Department. Smith coaches the Bryan Police Department in Softball Tournaments, Softball Leagues, Baseball Tournaments, Dodge Ball, and Broomball. Lt. Smith will enjoy his retirement with his wife Sherry and their children, Stephanie, Rachel, and Nicholas.
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