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Holmes promoted to lieutenant
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Police Chief Randy Caplinger, Police Commissioner Shawn Jacobs, Matt Holmes, and Mayor Jimmy Poss. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
Smithville Police Detective Matt Holmes has been granted a promotion to the rank of lieutenant.The increase in rank will be effective July 1.The board of aldermen voted unanimously at Monday night’s meeting to approve the change.Police Chief Randy Caplinger brought the recommendation to promote Holmes before the council, saying that he was well prepared for a supervisory position.“If anyone can't reach me, he is the man they call if we are going to a crime scene,” the chief said. “I use him in a lot in supervisory positions. The men have a real good rapport with Matt.