Howard fills vacant position

The Sunbury Police Department has been without a Lieutenant since the retirement of Tom Daniels in late 2014. During last Wednesday evening’s Sunbury Village Council meeting, Sunbury Mayor Tommy Hatfield administered the oath of office Sunbury Police Sergeant Rob Howard, now Lt. Howard, to fill that vacant position. Hatfield said with the retirement of Sunbury Police Chief Pat Bennett later this month it was important to fill the vacant position to maintain leadership in the department. “Congratulations to all the officers in the Sunbury Police Department,” Hatfield said. “We have something special in this village, and our police department is part of that. We know that we face a difficult time as Pat transitions out, but are pleased that Lieutenant Howard is stepping up.”