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Knights in the News | September 2021

Michael Lugo
Michael Lugo, who has a 15-year career in the fire service, has been named fire chief for League City, Texas. Most recently, Lugo was the assistant fire chief for Denton County Emergency Services District No. 1 in Argyle, Texas. His career in the fire service consists of having been a firefighter, paramedic, EMS captain and fire marshal. Lugo is a 2015 CSU graduate.

Tiffany Barry
Tiffany Barry is a detective with the Citrus County’s Sheriff’s Office. Dedicated to helping child victims, Barry works in the criminal investigative division, where she investigates internet crimes against children. She is also a member of the human trafficking task force and the child abduction response team. She is currently a CSU student seeking a bachelor’s in criminal justice.

James Kirsch
The California Borough Council has named James Kirsch as their new local chief police. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Kirsch earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004 and master’s degree in 2011 from CSU in criminal justice administration.

Kevin Garner
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski has hired Kevin Garner, RN, as chief nursing officer. Garner brings more than 20 years of nursing leadership experience to his new role including working in cardiovascular services, critical care, dialysis, emergency room, the medical-surgical unit and telemetry. . He is a 2016 CSU graduate.

Justin Brooks
Justin Brooks, a battalion chief with the Bowling Green Fire Department, was appointed the department’s new chief. “We exist to serve and there’s no greater profession than to help serve somebody else,” said Brooks. “It’s a selfless job and one we get a lot of fulfillment out of in showing up, putting on the uniform, going out and answering the call.” He is currently a CSU student seeking an associate degree in fire science.

Scott Gray
Fayetteville police Chief James “Scott” Gray was recently sworn in as the fourth vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. With more than 29 years in law enforcement, Chief Gray has served in a variety of patrol, administrative and leadership positions over the course of his career. He is a 2008 CSU graduate.

Kevin McMahill
Former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff, Kevin McMahill announced he is officially running to be the next Clark County sheriff. He holds both associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice administration from CSU.

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