June 22, 2024

Knights in the News | March 2021

Dave Van Son
Dave Van Son has been appointed as the new fire battalion chief of Community Risk Reduction for Atascadero California Fire and Emergency Services. He will also perform fire marshal duties for Atascadero City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resource management in 2014.

Mark Krutzch
Matt Krutzsch was recently named the interim fire chief for the Antonia Missouri Fire Protection District. He has worked with Antonia Fire for 19 years and is expected to be named the fire chief in May. Krutzch is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree in fire administration.

William J. Taylor
William J. Taylor has been appointed chief marshal of the DeKalb County Georgia State Court, where he will lead a staff of 27 deputies and five civilians. The marshal’s office is the law enforcement arm of state and magistrate courts. Taylor, an Air Force veteran, joined the DeKalb Marshal’s Office in 2014 as the major commanding the field division. He completed his bachelor’s in criminal justice in 2014.

Bathsheba Gibborim
Bathsheba Gibborim has written a book, “Ribbon Upon A Dream.” It is a book of fun, romantic and spiritual poems and thoughtful creative writing. It is available on Amazon. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2018.

Michael Cochran
Michael Cochran is the interim police chief for the city of Craig, Colorado. He previously served as deputy sheriff and emergency management coordinator for the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office. He completed a bachelor’s in criminal justice in 2013.

Ryan Flora
The Zionsville Indiana Fire Department recently named Flora full-time fire inspector/investigator. He has worked in the fire service for more than 29 years. He earned a bachelor’s in occupational safety and health in 2018.

Tim Berczik
Tim Berczik was recently promoted fire chief of the Jackson Township Ohio Fire Department. He is a native of the township and has served in the department since 1994. He completed a bachelor’s degree in fire administration in 2017.

Cody Pearce
Cody Pearce advanced to the rank of captain at the Cumberland Maryland Fire Department. He began his career with the department in 2007. Pearce is a Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute instructor in fire, EMS and management. He completed his associate degree in fire science in 2019.





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