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Posted on: January 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Police Chief Swears in Promotions

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Chief Sean Brandenburg last week swore in a newly promoted lieutenant and a newly promoted sergeant. Lt. Bill Vazquez was promoted from Special Investigations Sergeant to Night Watch Patrol Lieutenant. Sgt. Karl Malsheimer was promoted from General Case Detective to Night Watch Sergeant.

Both gentlemen were born and raised in Key West. Lt. Vazquez joined the department in 2012 and is following in his father Alfredo Vazquez’s shoes in law enforcement. Capt. Alfredo Vazquez retired from the Key West Police Department after 30 years of service. 

Sgt. Malsheimer came to the department in 2011 and has served with distinction. Both he and Lt. Vazquez have garnered numerous commendations, including the Life Saving Award.

“Lt. Vazquez and Sgt. Malsheimer has earned these positions,” said Chief Brandenburg. “I’m proud of their service and have full confidence in their leadership of the men and women of the Key West Police Department.”

Police Chief Swears in promoted officers

In the photo from L to R: Capt. Jason Castillo, Lt. Billy Vazquez, City Manager Patti McLauchlin, Sgt. Karl Malsheimer, Chief Sean Brandenburg, and Capt. Randy Smith.

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