New London police promote two, appoint one at Thursday ceremony

Newly sworn in New London Police Officer Michael Lewis, left, shakes hands with newly promoted Sergeant Cornelius Rogers, right, and Lieutenant Matthew Galante, center, at the conclusion of the promotion ceremony for Lt. Galante, Sgt. Rogers and a swearing in ceremony for Officer Lewis at New London City Hall Thursday, March 17, 2016.   (Tim Cook/The Day)
Newly sworn in New London Police Officer Michael Lewis, left, shakes hands with newly promoted Sergeant Cornelius Rogers, right, and Lieutenant Matthew Galante, center, at the conclusion of the promotion ceremony for Lt. Galante, Sgt. Rogers and a swearing in ceremony for Officer Lewis at New London City Hall Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Tim Cook/The Day)

New London — Police promoted two veteran officers and appointed one new officer at a swearing-in ceremony that took place Thursday morning. 

Lt. Matthew Galante, a 15-year veteran of the New London Police Department, became a lieutenant Thursday after becoming a detective in January 2009 and a sergeant in December 2013.

Sgt. Cornelius Rogers was promoted to his rank after being an officer with the department for 13 years.

Michael Lewis, the newly appointed police officer, served with the federal Veteran Affairs Police before joining New London police Thursday.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the City Hall Council Chambers.

Friends and family cheer on as New London Police Sgt. Cornelius Rogers is sworn in during a promotion ceremony for Sgt. Rogers, Lt. Matthew Galante and a swearing in ceremony for new NLPD Officer Michael Lewis at New London City Hall Thursday, March 17, 2016.   (Tim Cook/The Day)
Friends and family cheer on as New London Police Sgt. Cornelius Rogers is sworn in during a promotion ceremony for Sgt. Rogers, Lt. Matthew Galante and a swearing in ceremony for new NLPD Officer Michael Lewis at New London City Hall Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Tim Cook/The Day)

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