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Pittsburgh police promote 5 to sergeant rank

Megan Guza
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Megan Guza | Tribune-Review
Five Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers are sworn in to the rank of sergeant during a promotion ceremony in City Council Chambers on Monday, June 24, 2019. The officers are Anthony Agliori, Timothy Cole, Matthew Gardner, Maxfield Holz and Elizabeth Merkel.

Pittsburgh police brass promoted five officers to the rank of sergeant during a swearing-in ceremony Monday in City Council Chambers.

“You have grown into mentors and role models for your colleagues and the communities that you serve,” said Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich.

The four men and one woman will complete a sergeant field-training program for the next month, and they will not receive assignments until the end of July.

Chief Scott Schubert told the five that sergeant is perhaps the most important position within the bureau.

“You’re the ones that are going to be out there each and every day with the officers, helping and guiding them, mentoring them, coaching them,” he said. “You are our future.”

Mayor Bill Peduto read the oath of office and swore in the new sergeants.

“Today is more than just getting stripes placed upon your arm,” he reminded them. “Today is the next great step in your career.”

The five officers promoted to the rank of sergeant:

  • Anthony Agliori
  • Timothy Cole
  • Matthew Gardner
  • Maxfield Holz
  • Elizabeth Merkel

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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