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Two Hattiesburg officers rise from sergeant to lieutenant

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two Hattiesburg police officers are moving up in the ranks after officially getting promoted Wednesday morning at city hall.

Former Sergeants Chris Odom and Mark Mitchell now bare the rank of lieutenant. Chief Frazier Bolton and Assistant Chief Frank Misenhelter pinned the officers with their new badges as family and friends looked on.

One of the now vacant sergeant spots has been filled, the other will be filled next week when another officer is promoted.

Bolton says the promotions show the hard work within the department. Currently the department stands at 127 officers with a max of 140.  

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