Trumbull resident and Police Det. Brian Weir has became the 11th sergeant in the .
The 12-year member took his oath and his wife pinned his new badge on him. He will work along side another sergeant until he is ready to work on his own, said Deputy Police Chief Glenn Byrnes.
Chief Tom Kiely called Weir "a good officer and a good person." He is a field training officer and has served on the Rapid Intervention Team (aka SWAT) since its inception, Byrnes said.
He also volunteers with the Special Olympics. "He's going out on his own time," Kiely said.
First Selectman Tim Herbst delivered the oath. Before that, he also praised Weir.
"Brian, this is a happy moment for all of us and we're proud of you. Your family represents the best of this town," Herbst told Weir's family, gathered to watch the ceremony. "For 2 1/2 years, I'e had the pleasure to work with Brian. He's a model officer."
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Trumbull Police Commission Chairman Jack Testani said the decision to promote Weir was "not a slam dunk."
"We had three very, very qualified candidates," Testani said. The commission admired Weir's "compassion, his commitment to the community."
Byrnes said Weir would be "very successful with his new responsibilities."
The department has six patrol sergeants, two sergeants in the Detective Bureau and two administrative sergeants. Weir makes seven in the Patrol Division.
A detective's exam will be held to fill Weir's now vacant spot, Byrnes said.