Medlin promoted to sergeant

Published 4:15 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017

David Medlin of the Victoria Police Department (VPD) was promoted to sergeant on Feb. 14.

Medlin, who has worked at the VPD for more than three years, has risen through the ranks from officer to senior officer to corporal, and now to sergeant.

Victoria Police Chief Keith Phillips said he was excited for Medlin, noting he was very dedicated to his job and profession.

“He’s extremely dedicated and continues to show improvement,” Phillips said. “He is an asset to the town and (the town) hopes to hold on to him for many years to come.”

Phillips said Medlin was very personable and an active part of the community, especially in sports. Medlin is also an officer with the Victoria Fire and Rescue Squad, said Phillips.

“I’m honored to accept the position of sergeant,” Medlin said in an interview with The Dispatch. “I’m grateful to work in a good community; I work with good people. I enjoy the people I work with and the people I work for.”

In his new position, Medlin will continue to perform his current duties, according to Phillips, and “assist with more information as far as investigations and office work (and other duties).”

“I want to keep doing my best,” Medlin said of what the future holds for him. “I’m here for the community and the town of Victoria.”