Sheriff announces employee promotions and transfers

Sheriff Rick Ramsay on Wednesday announced several employee promotions and transfers taking place in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office this week.

Lt. Mitch Horn, who has served as station commander in the District Six Islamorada District and in the Upper Keys District Seven patrol district in recent years will be moving from his current position as District Seven station commander to fill a position vacancy in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area group in Miami. To fill his position in Key Largo, Detective Sgt. Al Ramirez will be promoted to Lieutenant. He will move from his current position in the Special Investigations Division to the Roth Building in District Seven.

Captain Gene Thompson, commander of the Marathon patrol district, will be attending the upcoming FBI National Law Enforcement Academy for the next several months. In his absence, Islamorada Lt. Derek Paul will be moving from the District Six station commander position to the Marathon Substation. He will be working with current Marathon Lt. Bruce Winegarden in Marathon for the next several months until Lt. Winegarden’s retirement, after which Lt. Paul will continue to work in Marathon under Captain Thompson.

To fill the position of Islamorada Station Commander, Det. Sgt. Dave Carey will be promoted to Lieutenant, moving from his current position in charge of Upper Keys detectives.

The two detective sergeant positions are currently being posted internally and will be filled in due course.

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