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Sheriff announces officer promotions

September 29, 1999

Washington County Sheriff Charles F. Mades announced promotions for three of his department's deputies Wednesday.

* Travers Ruppert, with more than 13 years in the department, was promoted from corporal to sergeant.

With his new rank, Ruppert will be in charge of a shift of approximately nine deputies, Mades said.

n of file Peter Lazich, who joined the department in 1991, is now a corporal and will remain with the criminal investigation unit.

* Todd Kerns, who was one of 10 deputies hired in January 1994, was elevated to corporal from deputy 1st class.

Kerns will function as second in command on a shift, Mades said.

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