Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry has been promoted to sergeant and was sworn in Wednesday at the police station by Judge Donna Dutton.
Mayor Tom Hardesty, who was present at the ceremony, said Gentry's promotion was well-deserved.
"He's a good police officer and an asset to the community," he said.
Gentry, a Shelbyville native, has been with the department for nearly seven years. Before that, he was a police officer in New Orleans, from 1999 to 2003.
He has a daughter, Kaycie Gentry, and a finance, Myrranda Baker.