WPD promotes 2 officers

By The Paper staff

Due to the recent retirement of Wabash Police Capt. John Burnsworth two officers have been promoted. 

Chad Galligan was recently promoted to captain.  Patrolman Galligan joined the Wabash City Police Department in 2000, and was promoted to corporal in 2011, a post which he held until 2016. He was promoted Sergeant in 2016 which he held that position until 2018. 

Galligan is an Indiana Law Enforcement Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Operation Pullover Coordinator. He was awarded Wabash City Police Officer of the year in 2009 and Fraternal Order of Police Member of the year in 2013.  Galligan will be in charge of third shift uniform patrol.

Andy Johnson was promoted to sergeant.  Patrolman Johnson was hired by the Wabash City Police Department in 2016. However, had more than years of law enforcement experience with the Peru Police Department. 

Johnson is a lifelong resident of Wabash County and Northfield graduate.  He is a Vincennes University graduate holding an A.S. Degree in Law Enforcement. 

Johnson is married and has three children.  He will be taking over the position of 3rd shift uniform Sergeant.

Posted on 2018 May 15