Crime & Public Safety

Bluffton Police Department announces promotions

The Bluffton Police Department promoted five officers at an annual promotions and awards ceremony June 6:

  • Capt. Joseph Manning to major and deputy chief.
  • Sgt. Scott Chandler to lieutenant in investigations.
  • Sgt. Paul Gannon to lieutenant in the support division.
  • Master Police Officer Joseph George to sergeant in the patrol division.
  • Master Police Officer John Destasio to sergeant in the patrol division.
  • The department also presented Officer Brady Lee with the Life Saving and Officer of the Year Award for his role in the rescue of a driver whose car became submerged in a drainage pond in November.