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GSP promotions, transfers affect several northeast Georgia personnel

By Rob Moore Reporter
ATLANTA - Promotions and transfers of Georgia State Patrol employees from around the region currently are taking place. <br /> <br /> Capt. Tommy Waldrop, commander of Troop B in northeast Georgia, has been appointed to the rank of major effective Aug. 1. Waldrop will transfer to GSP Headquarters as commanding officer of GSP.<br /> <br /> Capt. Keith Canup will transfer from the DPS Garage to Troop B commander on Aug. 1.<br /> <br /> Lt. Mark Perry was promoted to the rank of captain on July 16, and transferred to GSP Headquarters as public information director.<br /> <br /> Lt. Dean Allen was transferred from Troop C Command in Atlanta to replace Perry as assistant Troop B commander.<br /> <br /> Other transfers and promotions effective Aug. 1 include:<br /> <br /> * Sgt. 1st Class Al Whitworth, who will transfer from post commander at Post 7 in Toccoa to post commander of the new Post 52 in Hartwell.<br /> <br /> * Sgt. 1st Class Chad Johnson, who will transfer from commander of Post 6 in Gainesville to post commander of Post 7 in Toccoa;<br /> <br /> * Trooper 1st Class Casey Coffee of Post 7 in Toccoa, who has been promoted to corporal of Post 49, the GSP Motorcycle Unit in Atlanta.<br /> <br /> These promotions and transfers create a post commander opening at Post 7 in Gainesville. A promotional meeting is forthcoming, with a new post commander to be in place on Aug. 16, Perry said.
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