Licking Police Department welcomes Officer Charles Weaver

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Submitted by Chief Pat Burton

Officer Charles Weaver was born and raised in New Orleans and grew up in a family with a long history of military service, an early influence which helped shape his life and values. Charles came to Missouri in 2004 and attended Clearwater High School in Piedmont. Following his graduation in 2007, Charles joined the Missouri Army National Guard and served six years in a variety of units including Force Support, Military Police and Combat Engineers. In 2010, Charles volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan for a year-long tour of duty where he conducted security missions in and around Kabul as a Machine Gunner assigned to a Personnel Security Team. During his deployment, Charles distinguished himself from his peers by winning a Soldier-of-the-Quarter board, a competition among junior enlisted Soldiers, and by earning the Army Commendation Medal for his distinguished leadership serving in a Team Leader capacity, a position above his rank at the time. Honorably discharged from the Army after attaining the rank of Sergeant, Charles was accepted into the Police Academy at Poplar Bluff, Mo., where he graduated as class Salutatorian in January 2013. Prior to his employment with the Licking Police Department, Charles gained valuable experience conducting patrol and investigations while working as a Deputy Sheriff. Charles resides in Licking with his wife, Brittney, and their three children.
“Glad to have Charles working for our department. I believe the training and experience Charles possesses will be beneficial to the department. It’s exciting to see how the department continues to grow.” – Chief Pat Burton.



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