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TPD's Lieutenant Burke To Retire August 12th

As of August 12th, the Taylorville Police Department will say goodbye to a member of their force who served the city for 28-years.

Lieutenant Rohn Burke will retired from the force which he began serving November 1st of 1983. Since that date, Burke has held various positions with the Taylorville Police Department, including patrol officer, task force agent, and as team commander of the Emergency Response Team.

In 1999, Burke was promoted to the rank of sergeant and was the supervisor of the second shift patrol.

In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant where he supervised both second and third shift.

In 2006, Burke was accepted onto the Region Six and Seven Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team while still performing his lieutenant duties.

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