Two Mount Pleasant Police Department officers were recently promoted during a ceremony held Oct. 2. Assistant Chief Kyle Holcomb, who served as master of ceremony, promoted Ashton Lewis and Mark Stacks to the position of Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Chief Holcomb explained the Department’s core values (professionalism, teamwork, integrity, service and leadership) and how both officers exemplify the values.
Lewis started his law enforcement career with Titus County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer where he served as a jailer for a year before being the first to be sponsored through the police academy by TCSO in 20 years. He served as a deputy from 2009 until 2014. During his tenure at TCSO, he served as a corporal, field training officer and was a member of the SWAT team. Lewis started with the Mount Pleasant Police Department March 2014. He served as a patrol officer before transferring to detective where he has remained for the past four years before being promoted to sergeant. Lewis is a member of the Honor Guard and SWAT teams and is a certified instructor and defensive tactics instructor. He holds an advanced peace officer license and graduated with honors with an associate’s degree. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree. His wife, Brittany Lewis, pinned his new badge on his uniform during the ceremony.
Stacks, who served in the United States Marines from 1981-1992, is a combat veteran and was a Marine drill instructor. He started his career in law enforcement with the Mount Pleasant Police Department in August of 2014. Since that time, he has become a certified instructor and a radar/lidar/laser certified instructor. He oversees the Honor Guard and is the field training coordinator. His wife, Rhonda Stacks, pinned his new badge on his uniform during the ceremony.