Three police officers promoted in O’Fallon

 

From Illinois Business Journal news services

O’FALLON – Three officers have been promoted within the O’Fallon Police Department after the retirement of a fourth.

Mayor Gary L. Graham said the City Council recently voted to promote:

– Lt. James Cavins to captain
– Sgt. Kirk Brueggeman to lieutenant, and
– Patrol Officer Mike Mojzis to sergeant.

Cavins began his career at the O’Fallon Police Department 26 years ago. During that time, he has served as a detective, field training officer, patrol sergeant, traffic and training coordinator, and most recently, as a lieutenant and O’Fallon’s investigations commander. Cavins serves as a deputy commander of the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis as well as being an instructor at the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy.

Brueggeman joined the department 17 years ago. Since then, he has held the positions of patrol sergeant, field training officer, school resource officer and detective. Brueggeman has also served on the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis.

Mojzis has 15 years of service with the department. He has held the positions of patrol officer, traffic safety officer, field training officer, and canine officer. Mojzis is also an instructor at the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy.

“My congratulations to Capt. Cavins, Lt. Brueggeman, and Sgt. Mojzis,” said Public Safety Director, Chief Eric Van Hook. “These are three very capable individuals who are excited about the opportunity to serve the community.”

The promotions are a result of the recent retirement of Mick Hunter, who served 27 years with the O’Fallon Police Department. During that time, Hunter served as a detective, field training officer, patrol sergeant, traffic and training coordinator, lieutenant, O’Fallon’s investigations commander, and most recently, captain.

“I congratulate each of these employees on their achievement and sincerely thank them for their dedication to our community. Their expertise and professionalism is one of the many reasons why O’Fallon is such a great community in which to live,” Mayor Graham said.

 

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