TROY — He answered the call to serve his country and then came back to serve his community.
In honor of his hard work, Troy Police Department’s John Marshall was promoted to sergeant this month.
Sgt. Marshall has been with the Troy Police Department for 18 years and was hired on Aug. 9, 1999. Marshall was promoted on Oct. 10 in a ceremony at City Hall.
Sgt. Marshall was raised in the Troy area, graduating from Miami East High School in 1990.
“Ever since I was a little kid I always admired the police and firemen — I won’t admit that to the fire department, but I admired them, too,” said Marshall with a laugh.
Sgt. Marshall served as a military police officer, K9 drug detective and in protective services for eight years in the United States Army.
“I enjoyed learning how to be a police officer. It’s a different military mindset than civilian mindset. It was a good basis to start from,” Marshall shared.
When Sgt. Marshall got out of the military, he worked at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office for a year. He graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in December 1999.
Sgt. Marshall began his career with the Troy Police Department on Aug. 9, 1999. Sgt. Marshall has been a member of the Tactical Response Team (TRT) since 2003 and has served as a Range Instructor since 2011.
Marshall shared his love for his hometown and serving the community he’s proud to call home.
“I enjoy just being out in the community. I love Troy. I wanted to come back and raise my kids here. I wanted them to have the same upbringing that my wife and I did,” Marshall said.
Marshall said he enjoys the camaraderie of his fellow officers at the Troy Police Department and is proud to serve as their second shift sergeant.
“The citizens of Troy have been great to us,” Marshall said. “As of late, they stepped up and showed their appreciation for us and we all appreciate that.”
He and his wife, Kristie have two children Ryan and Kaylie.
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