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Two lieutenants in the department will be promoted.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Roanoke County Assistant Police Chief Terrell Holbrook will retire next week after 34 years in law enforcement.
Holbrook began his career as a county sheriff's deputy in 1979 and became the assistant chief in 1998.
Holbrook filled a variety of roles over the years, including working as a detective with the department's criminal investigations and vice units, commanding the SWAT team, supervising patrols and working in the professional standards division. As assistant chief, Holbrook both managed daily operations and worked in administration, according to a county news release.
Outside the police department, Holbrook has worked with mental health professionals in the area to help abused children and managed the Roanoke County Police Foundation , which aids needy families with food, diapers and formula.
County spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall said after Holbrook retires, he plans to spend time with his family and volunteering with his church.
Hall said that Lt. Mike Warner will succeed Holbrook as assistant chief and Lt. Chuck Mason will become the new assistant chief of operations, a position that has been left vacant since a 2010 retirement. The promotions take effect March 30, and Holbrook's retirement is effective April 1.
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