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Veteran lawman named Lebanon Police Chief

Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 15:58:22-04

LEBANON — Lebanon has a new police chief, just three days after the previous one was removed from office.

Mayor Matt Gentry appointed Chad Morgan to the job, replacing Tyson Warmoth.

Morgan has been with Lebanon police since 1994.

"I love the Lebanon Police Department and I love this community," said Morgan. "I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to lead the department, and I am excited to begin this new journey."

Last year, Morgan earned the Medal of Bravery, and was named Officer of the Year for his actions on March 2, 2018, during the incident that claimed the life of Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett.

"I am extremely pleased that an officer as highly respected as Chad Morgan has accepted the role of police chief," said Mayor Gentry. "Chad is someone who has been dedicated to the department, carrying himself with the utmost dignity for nearly three decades."

Mayor Gentry removed Warmoth last Friday over a Facebook comment he made that the mayor called "crass, demeaning and unacceptable."

Warmoth stays with the department as a captain.