Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 31, 2012 11:35 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Two veteran members of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office have been promoted to new supervisory positions. Sheriff David Barber announced the promotion of Patrol Division Sgt. Thomas Durbin to the rank of lieutenant in charge of the patrol division and Deputy Tim Light to patrol division sergeant, filling the position previously held by Durbin.

Durbin began his career with the sheriff’s office as a special deputy in 1987 before becoming a full-time deputy in 1989. Durbin has been assigned to Jail and Patrol Divisions and was promoted to sergeant in 2008. Currently, he is the team leader for the sheriff office’s tactical response unit and is head of the marine patrol.


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Durbin served the Fredericktown Fire Department for 16 years and is a Fredericktown High School graduate. Durbin and his wife, Tracie, have one daughter.

Light joined the sheriff’s office as a special deputy in 1990 and was hired full-time in the jail division in 1991. Light accepted a position in the patrol division in 1994, where he has served as the agency’s field training officer since 2008.

Light received his associate in criminal justice from Central Ohio Technical College and his bachelor’s degree in police administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Joyce, have one daughter.

Barber said the experience and dedication of Durbin and Light will make them excellent additions to the agency’s leadership team.

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