2 Pittsburgh police sergeants promoted to lieutenant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Sports Deli is latest tenant to say goodbye to Parkway Center Mall
- Woman shot in shoulder during McKeesport fight
- Muslim civil rights group seeks investigation into shooting of Pittsburgh taxi driver
- Package thefts can be prevented, police, experts say
- Woman dies after bleeding on sidewalk outside Carrick pizzeria
- Newsmaker: Norman L. Bier
- Man surrenders after standoff in Middle Hill District
- Alpine touring skiing movement faces uphill climb in Western Pa.
- Legislators, Wolf agree on one thing: Higher work zone fines
- Downtown holiday parade festive, but weather dampens turnout
- Century Inn owner hopes to reopen Washington County landmark, gutted by fire, by end of next year