On Friday, the South Boston Police Department held a brief ceremony at the South Boston Fire Support Building recognizing recent promotions within the department.

Guests included the families of those recognized as well as town manager Thomas Raab and assistant town manager Dennis Barker.

Promotions recognized were:

  • Dennis Blanks Jr. to the rank of Corporal
  • Joey Throckmorton, to the rank of Corporal
  • Benny Smith, to the rank of Patrol Sergeant
  • Trevor Richardson, to the rank of Patrol Sergeant
  • Mitchell Bowen, to the rank of First Sergeant
  • Clinton Mann, to the rank Lieutenant of Investigations

Additionally, special guests Roy Keith Lloyd and Holly Blackstock of Southside Virginia ASAP recognized Corporal Dennis Blanks Jr. as the 2021 recipient of the Southside Virginia DUI Award.