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Angeles County | Community News File / Beverly Hills

Police Announce Retirements, Promotions

January 15, 1998

The Beverly Hills Police Department has been restructured as the result of the retirements of three of its senior members and the promotion of seven others, Chief Marvin D. Iannone said.

Capt. Russell Olson and Lts. David Griffey and James Smith retired at the end of December.

All three are 55 years old and together served more than 90 years on the force, Iannone said.

"We're losing a great deal of experience here," Iannone said. "Fortunately, we've been able to succeed them with some very accomplished men."

Officers receiving promotions were Lt. Frank Salcido to the rank of captain; Sgts. M. Dexter Cummins, Michael Gilmore and Michael Hines to lieutenant; and officers Rex McEvoy, Sammy Lee and Tony Lee to sergeant.

The Police Department, founded in 1927, has 135 officers.

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