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Trooper Dial promoted
Lt. Mark Dial
Shown from left are Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin, Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Dial, THP Colonel Tracy Trott, Major Cheryl Sanders and Captain R.C. Christian.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sergeant Mark Dial has been promoted to Lieutenant.Dial, of the Cookeville District, was one of 15 members of the THP who were formally recognized for promotions in a special ceremony at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center in Nashville recently.A commissioned state trooper since 1997, Dial's first assignment was in White County. He went on to serve as a road trooper in White County for nine years.Dial was promoted to sergeant in Putnam County in late 2006, where he served for 14 months before transferring to DeKalb County as a patrol sergeant over both DeKalb and Smith counties, where he is currently assigned.Throughout his career, Dial has served as a member of the THP Riot Team, and after being promoted to the rank of sergeant, he was selected as a squad leader on the Riot Squad, and is member of the THP Honor Guard.Dial became the “Officer in Charge” of the Honor Guard in May 2011.