East Windsor Police Department Swears in New Sergeant
The newly-promoted sergeant has served the department for more than 15 years.
A member of the East Windsor Township Police Department was promoted to sergeant Tuesday night with a swearing in ceremony at the council meeting.
Sgt. Eric Lion was administered the oath of office by Mayor Janice Mironov, and his wife also helped swear him in.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am to stand here and how happy I am. I made a promise to my wife and my family that I would do everything I could to represent you as best as I can and that’s what I’m going to do,” Lion said.
In 1995 Lion joined the police department after serving in the Air Force for more than eight years, Mironov said. He has received three honorable service medals including a 15 years in the department medal, a unit citation medal and an educational achievement medal.
“This is an important event for the police department, it doesn’t happen all that often, and it is of course a monumental event in Sgt. Lion’s career,” said Chief William Spain. There are seven sergeants in the police department.
Some positions Lion has held within the department include patrol officer, field-training officer, officer in charge and detective.