Last spring when Lt. Greg Johnston took over as Maryland State Police barrack commander in Hagerstown, he said he hoped he'd get to stay for a while in his home community.
He will, but as of March 19, Johnston will be reassigned as second in command under newly assigned Hagerstown barrack commander, Capt. Rob Turano, as a reorganization of the entire agency continues to ripple through the state.
"Everything is being pushed down a rank and that will put more people on the road," Johnston said Tuesday.
The reorganization will mean Hagerstown is getting six people - on paper.
"Actually we are netting five but two of them are already working in the drug task force, with the difference being they will now answer to the barrack instead of headquarters."