(New Castle, DE 19720) On Thursday, September 28, 2023, the New Castle County Division of Police recognized nine officers during a promotional ceremony held at Odessa High School. The following officers were recognized for their newly promoted rank:
Major Laura M. O’Sullivan
Captain James J. Leonard 3rd
Lieutenant Brian Burke
Lieutenant Alexandra Knorr
Sergeant Nicholas R. Beinke
Sergeant Michelle R. Burrus
Sergeant Bancroft A. Cunningham Jr.
Sergeant David P. DiNardo
Sergeant Brian M. Lucas
These exceptional individuals have shown unwavering commitment, dedication, and leadership in their roles, and their well-deserved promotions reflect their outstanding contributions to our community and our division. As they ascend to new ranks, we look forward to witnessing their continued growth and the positive impact they will undoubtedly have on the division. Congratulations to our newly promoted officers – your achievements are an inspiration to us all.
Colonel Joseph Bloch provided the following quote from Douglas Macarthur during his speech to the officers, “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.”