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Press Release

Washington County Law Enforcement Officer Receives Promotion

August 24, 2007

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Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Jimmy Postma’s promotion to the rank of sergeant became official today in Montgomery. The promotion for the 12-year Department veteran became effective Aug. 1, 2007 but due to Postma’s service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a staff sergeant, the ceremony to award his insignias had to be postponed until his active duty status ended.
 
Sgt. Postma is one of three enforcement officers out of 22 candidates to receive promotions from ADCNR. A native of Mobile, Sgt. Postma is based in Washington County in District V. Additionally, he serves as a firearms instructor and hunter safety instructor for the ADCNR. 
 
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Director Corky Pugh was on hand to honor Sgt. Postma and quick to point out his assets to the ADCNR. “Jimmy epitomizes the great officers we have serving statewide and is very deserving of this promotion,” said Pugh.
 
Law Enforcement Chief Allan Andress agreed. “Jimmy is a hard worker who exhibits the skills and qualities we look for in our officers and he sets an outstanding example for other officers,” Andress stated.
 
During the ceremony Sgt. Postma said, “I welcome the additional responsibilities that come with this promotion and value my relationship with the Department and my fellow officers.”
 
Sgt. Postma resides in Chatom, Alabama with his three children and wife who is expecting their fourth child.
 
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.