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The Miami Township Police Department welcomes two new officers to its ranks. Officers Justin Knight and Jordan West both join the force with high praise and experience.
Officer Knight comes to the township after four years with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department. He served in the patrol section and was twice nominated for Deputy of the Year. He began his law enforcement career in 2011 at the Perry Township Police Department and served at the Jamestown Police Department before becoming a sheriff’s deputy in Clinton County. Officer Knight holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wright State University. He and his wife, Kara, expect their first child in May.
Officer Jordan West comes to Miami Township after four years on the Grandview Medical Center Police Department. He served as a field training officer and coordinator. He was recognized for his exemplary performance as the hospital’s Police Department Officer of the Year in 2016. He is a graduate of the Greene County Law Enforcement Academy and enjoys spending time fishing, exercising and target shooting.
The Miami Valley Fire District welcomed seven new firefighters to its ranks during a separate ceremony March 22, 2018. They are: Josh Haney, Logan Joo, Joseph Lowry, Lucas Meadows, Ryan Moore, Kyle Roseborough and Jordan Samson. The firefighters each took a formal oath of office and a family member joined each for a badge pinning ceremony.
Firefighter Michael Renk was also honored for earning the rank of lieutenant. Lt. Renk began his career in 2007 with the city of Miamisburg Fire Department and remained on staff after the creation of the Miami Valley Fire District. He is assigned to the downtown fire station and will now supervise his fire company.