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    The Toledo Police honor guard stands at attention during the ceremony to promote three sergeants Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo.

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    With hands raised, Toledo Police officer Sarah Dean, left, Detective Matthew Ayers, center, and Detective Aaron Riter, right, take their oaths to become sergeants during the ceremony to promote the three Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo. All three newly promoted sergeants will be assigned to Field Operations.

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    Toledo Police Chief George Kral delivers his remarks during the ceremony to promote three Toledo Police sergeants. Chief Kral said the rank of sergeant was the single most important one in the department. "I don't simply want supervisors," he said, adding, "I want leaders."

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    Members of the Toledo Police Department stand as the American Flag is presented during the ceremony to promote three Toledo Police sergeants Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo.

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    Toledo Police Chief George Kral, left, presents officer Sarah Dean with her sergeant badge during the ceremony to promote the new Sgt. Dean and two others to the rank of sergeant Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo.

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    Toledo Fire Chief Luis Santiago, center, joined members of the Toledo Police Department in attending the ceremony to promote three Toledo Police sergeants.

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    New Toledo Police sergeants Sarah Dean, seated left, Matthew Ayers, seated center, and Aaron Riter, seated center right, are congratulated on their promotion by Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, standing right, at their promotion ceremony.

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    New Toledo Police sergeants Aaron Riter, center left, Matthew Ayers, center, and Sarah Dean, center right, stand to be recognized after their official promotion ceremony.

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    Isaac, 7, inspects the sergeant badge belonging to his father Toledo Police Sgt. Matthew Ayers after Sgt. Ayers was promoted to the rank along with two other members of the Toledo Police Department Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo. Several dozen police officers were joined by family and friends in celebrating the new sergeants.

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    Toledo Police Sgt. Aaron Riter, center right, stands for a photograph with his family after being promoted along with two other members of the Toledo Police Department Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at One Government Center in downtown Toledo.

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Toledo Police Chief George Kral promoted three members of the department to sergeant Tuesday at One Government Center in downtown Toledo. Dozens of members of the department, family and friends turned out to see Aaron Riter, Matthew Ayers and Sarah Dean promoted. Scroll through to see the images above.   

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