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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Troy Bevier Retires


Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon celebrating the career of Lieutenant Troy D. Bevier, on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.

Lt. Troy BevierBeginning his career at the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in 1988, Lt. Bevier spent four (4) years as a road patrol Deputy Sheriff before being promoted to Detective where he spent his next three (3) years.  In 1998 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where in addition to general patrol command duties, he supervised Dispatch Operations.  He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in 2001 and 1st Lieutenant in 2002 where he served for the remainder of a full and honorable career.


As a Lieutenant, Troy had 24/7 responsibility for Police Service operations serving, at different times, in each of the Sheriff’s Office service delivery areas, East, Central and West operations.  At various times during his tenure as a Lieutenant, Troy supervised Animal Control Services, the Civil Bureau, Dispatch Operations, the Records Bureau, Traffic Services, and the Marine Safety Section.  Special services he engaged in include Police Services Field Training, i.e., the in-service training of probationary Deputy Sheriff’s; active participation as a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team at all of his ranks; and service as a Professional Standards investigator, commonly known as Internal Affairs.  Troy played a key role in implementing a variety of new or upgraded technologies within the Sheriff’s Office.


Having achieved an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Lt. Bevier completed the Eastern Michigan University School of Police Staff and Command in 2000, a recognized training program for senior police command officers.  He is the recipient of a numerous commendations including multiple citations for individual meritorious service, unit citations, service and program improvement, professional administrative excellence, life saving and numerous letters of appreciation from citizens he has served throughout his years with the Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Bevier exemplifies a successful career in public service; serving with honor and integrity.  Each day he met the many challenges we face as law enforcement officers with a positive and constructive outlook, and with compassion for those he served and those he served with.  I know that Troy has made some very difficult decisions and put himself directly in harm’s way on a number of occasions.  Simple words do not always suffice, but we are grateful for all that he has done for the citizens of Washtenaw County, and the professional manner in which he has done it.


                                                    ~ Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton


Please join the Sheriff and Sheriff’s Office in congratulating Lieutenant Bevier upon his well deserved and honorable retirement.

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