Two Crawford County deputies were promoted to corporal during a ceremony Monday afternoon.
Cpl. Carl Burcham and Cpl. Cecillia Ramirez received chevron patches and congratulations from Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown during the ceremony.
Both Burcham and Ramirez work in the county detention center, and will now take on more managerial roles, Brown said.
"The only advice I can give you is to lead by example and keep doing what you’re doing," Brown told the two deputies. "You’re here today being promoted because of the good work you’ve been doing."
Ramirez has been in law enforcement and with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department for two years, she said. As the mother of three daughters below the age of 10, Ramirez said she is glad to have a job she can be proud of.
"Showing hard work and dedication, yeah, that’s what pays the bills, but definitely strive to get a job you’re proud of," Ramirez said.
Ramirez would be glad for any of her daughters to go into law enforcement and would support them "100 percent," she said.
Burcham has been in law enforcement and with the CCSD for two years and seven months, he said, and enjoys his job at the detention center.
"It’s a good place to work," Burcham said. "It can be dangerous at times, but we have all the equipment and training we need to handle the situations."
Both deputies will do well in their new positions, Brown said.
"In working with them every day, they’ve shown they’re exactly what I’m looking for in a leader - professionalism, integrity and responsibility," Brown said.