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Greenwich police promote four

August 26, 2018

GREENWICH — The Greenwich Police Department held a ceremony before a crowd of about 100 people on Thursday to celebrate the promotions of four its own.

Sgt. Martin O’Reilly was promoted to lieutenant, and Master Police Officer John Tar, Police Officer Jason Lyman and Detective James Smith were each promoted to sergeant. The ceremony was hosted by Police Chief James Heavey and Police Commissioner Peter Tesei.

Inside the town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex in front of family, friends, fellow officers, local dignitaries and members of the community, each of the honorees was sworn in to their new rank by the Tesei, who is also first selectman. After receiving their new badges, hats and rank insignias from the chief and their family members, the promoted officers hosted a reception for attendees.

“The officers we are promoting today are truly representative of the great officers we have in this department. Collectively, they possess over 53 years of Police service to the town,” Heavey said. “They possess multiple college degrees, two were previous detectives, one was a police explorer, one was an Eagle Scout and one was a recipient of the prestigious Greenwich Lions Club Dr. John Clark Award.”

O’Reilly, 47, was initially hired as a Greenwich police officer in 1994. His previous assignments include collision investigator, field training officer, detective and patrol division supervisor.

Tar, 46, was initially hired as a Greenwich police officer in 2011. He was selected to be a master police officer and a field training officer in 2017.

Lyman, 35, was initially hired as a Greenwich police officer in 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven.

Smith, 32, was initially hired as a Greenwich police officer in 2007 after first being a New York City police officer. His previous assignments include field training officer, master police officer and detective.

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