SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Last week, the city of Savannah announced Roy Minter as our city's new police chief.
Minter will arrive in Savannah later this summer sporting a very impressive resume, written over a distinguished, 30-year plus career in law enforcement.
Chief Minter, welcome to our city. I hope you get to town in time to pin the badges on two of your hero cadets.
You see also last week, as you were working out your deal to become Savannah's top cop, your training cadets got some real-world experience in policing. A 2-year-old girl had gone missing in Pt. Wentworth and your cadets lent a hand.
Among those searching through the thick brush were Cadets Robert Parker and Luis Esquina. About two hours into their search, they heard the screams of the young girl and provided a very happy ending to what could have been a tragic story.
Consider this: all too often, about the only time we see police making headlines is because of questionable behavior or actions. But for every one of those bad officers, there are thousands upon thousands who bravely put their safety ahead of ours to uphold their sworn duty to protect and serve.
That's what Parker and Esquino did last week, and what they likely will do for years to come once they're pinned with a Savannah Police badge.
So again, welcome Chief Minter, you - like the rest of our community - are in very good hands.