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2 Pittsburgh police sergeants promoted to lieutenant

Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review - Michael Gauntner, 8, and his sister Anna Gauntner, 6, joke with their father Sgt. Matthew Gauntner, of the North Side, before a promotion ceremony at the City-County Building, Downtown Friday, March 28, 2014. Matthew Gauntner and Martin Devine were promoted to lieutenants.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jasmine Goldband  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Michael Gauntner, 8, and his sister Anna Gauntner, 6, joke with their father Sgt. Matthew Gauntner, of the North Side, before a promotion ceremony at the City-County Building, Downtown Friday, March 28, 2014.  Matthew Gauntner and Martin Devine were promoted to lieutenants.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review - Four-year-old Chloe Gauntner, center, strikes a pose as she and her family have their photograph taken with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto following the promotion ceremony of her father Sgt. Matthew Gauntner of the North Side to Lieutenant at the City-County Building, Downtown on Friday, March 28, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jasmine Goldband  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Four-year-old Chloe Gauntner, center, strikes a pose as she and her family have their photograph taken with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto following the promotion ceremony of her father Sgt. Matthew Gauntner of the North Side to Lieutenant at the City-County Building, Downtown on Friday, March 28, 2014.
Jasmine Goldband | Tribune-Review - Johnna Devine pins a shield onto her husband Sgt. Martin Devine of Brookline as Mayor Bill Peduto looks on during a promotion ceremony at the City-County Building, Downtown Friday, March 28, 2014. Martin Devine and Matthew Gauntner were promoted to lieutenants.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jasmine Goldband  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Johnna Devine pins a shield onto her husband Sgt. Martin Devine of Brookline as Mayor Bill Peduto looks on during a promotion ceremony at the City-County Building, Downtown Friday, March 28, 2014.  Martin Devine and Matthew Gauntner were promoted to lieutenants.
By Margaret Harding
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Friday promoted two sergeants to lieutenant, one of whom guarded his predecessor.

Marty Devine and Matthew Gauntner joined family, friends and fellow officers at a promotion ceremony in the City-County Building, Downtown. Peduto said Gauntner “knocked it out of the park” when he took the civil service test to become a lieutenant.

“The one thing we said is we hire on merit,” Peduto said. “It's not about politics.”

Gauntner worked as a bodyguard for former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, and testified before a federal grand jury investigating the city last year. Acting police Chief Regina McDonald said she reviewed both Gauntner's and Devine's records and interviewed them before the promotion. The two were next on the list when positions became available, she said.

“Both of them are hardworking individuals,” McDonald said.

Gauntner will work out of the Zone 1 station in the North Side, and Devine will be stationed at Zone 6 in the West End.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

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