Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:42

Hamlet Police Department hires veteran cop, promotes patrol officer

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Sgt. Bill Williams was sworn in last week with the Hamlet Police Department. Sgt. Bill Williams was sworn in last week with the Hamlet Police Department. Hamlet Police Department

HAMLET — Last week, Chief Tommy McMasters welcomed a veteran officer into his department and this week promoted another.

Bill Williams was sworn in as patrol sergeant with the Hamlet Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Williams has more than 28 years of experience in law enforcement in South Carolina, serving with both the Charleston and Bennettsville Police departments. Before coming to Hamlet, he spent four years as a patrol sergeant with the Wadesboro Police Department in Anson County.

He will work in Hamlet as the day shift sergeant.

A week later, on Jan. 23, McMasters announced the promotion of Amanda Reagan to the rank of lieutenant.

Reagan will assume the position of patrol commander, succeeding Lt. Donald Ray Morton.

Prior to joining the Hamlet Police Department in mid-December, Reagan served four years as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and worked with the Laurinburg Police Department.

Reagan was one of four officers recognized late last month for saving the life of an elderly woman two days before Christmas.