The city of Key West got a new chief officially yesterday. Sean Brandenburg was appointed from his position as captain so the transition was as easy as one could imagine from outgoing chief Donie Lee.
I took this picture of the wall where the chiefs' pictures are displayed and I haven't been back to check but I'm pretty sure it will be filled properly by now.
I stopped to check and someone is on their game as the noticeboard in the police lobby is right up to date. How do you like my rather slick self portrait from my electric scooter? Arms raised in supplication of course.
The great and good of the city of Key West assembled in the front parking lot under glorious clear blue skies and bright sunshine. My wife wheeled me to my place in the back row where I remained seated as the audience rose and sat in accordance with tradition as prayers were sad and flags were presented.
The chief got his stars pinned by his wife and then he in turn swore in a new captain, Randy Smith, a new Lieutenant Matt Hayley and a new sergeant, Joe Stockton. One promotion has a cascading effect in the department.
On the way home the wind was honking across the water, a warm day on the sun was cool and dry in the breeze. A welcome relief no doubt to the people living on the water in Cow Key Channel.