Dozens watch promotion ceremony

By George Garza


Family, friends, co-workers and community leaders gathered at Vidor City Hall late Tuesday afternoon to cheer on two Vidor Police Sergeants as they were promoted to Captain. Former Sergeants Rodney Johnson and Aleta Cappen were publicly promoted to the rank of Captain, the highest tier of Police Department rank underneath the Chief of Police.


Captain Aleta Cappen will be assuming the role over Emergency Management. Captain Rodney Johnson will be assuming the role over the law enforcement division.


The actual promotion ceremony was somewhat informal, just a matter of pinning Captain’s bars onto the uniform shirt shoulder epaulettes of the two new Captains. But Police Chief Rod Carroll brought some levity and a sense of celebration into the ritual that could have been overly solemn.



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