Mayor Skibitsky took the opportunity to stand united with the police department as Chief David Wayman made the first of what could be many promotions during what is expected to be an extended tenure as Westfield's police chief given his age in comparison to the Police & Fire Retirement System's mandatory retirement age of 65. Wayman took the opportunity to promote Westfield PD's first female sergeant Lauren Maloney.
Another promotion was Lieutenant Chris Battiloro to the rank of Captain. Since there is no formal testing for the rank of captain, a rank typically held by the police chief's closest confidant, Battiloro had been TFoTM's "odds on" favorite to be selected. See related story by clicking on the following Internet link: http://www.07090.blogspot.com/2013/04/tfotm-handicaps-westfield-police.html
|Photo Credit: Brooks Crandall for The Westfield Leader|
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