In an August 3 ceremony in Asheville City Council chambers, Mayor Terry Bellamy and APD Chief William Anderson oversaw the promotions of three of the department’s officers.
Sgt. Mark Byrd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Jackie Stepp was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. A third officer promoted at this ceremony has since been removed from this post due to the nature of his assignment.
“These individuals worked extremely hard to prepare for this day and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Chief Anderson. “For me, it is an honor to be in a position to promote these individuals.”