Homewood trustees recognized one promotion and two retirements from the police department during their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Dennis Leaks was promoted to sergeant. His father, Dennis Leaks Sr., pinned his new badge on his uniform after he took the oath of office.
Mayor Rich Hofeld noted that Leaks Jr. got his start with the village as an intern.
"Some of these people have known me from the very beginning since I started in municipal government," Leaks said, referring to the police officers in the audience. "I started as an intern and . . .