In the same week as Loney’s departure, Captain Eric Holmes also left the department when he announced his retirement, Kelly said.
Two sheriff’s deputies were also sworn into service at the ceremony Monday.
Benjamin Barrett, a former sergeant with the Enon Police Department, is a graduate of Xenia High School. Throughout his career, he has received the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Top Cop Award, has become a certified evidence technician, a firearms re-qualification instructor and is a certified field training officer.
Corey Willman is 1996 graduate of Northeastern High School and attended the University of Toledo and Clark State Community College. He spent several years in the service industry before graduating from the Clark State Community College Police Academy this past August, where he received the top score of his class on the state certification exam.