Muterspaw described Ahmed as a “high performer.” Ahmed, a lifelong Middletown resident, became a Middletown police officer 19 years ago.
Warrick said he was thankful for the opportunity to be a Middletown police officer and said the city is a good place to work and is filled with good people to work with.
“To serve this city as a police officer was the best decision I have ever made,” Ahmed said. “Middletown is my hometown. I’ve lived here all my life and to serve it and protect it is a great honor and is still a great honor.”
Fire Chief Paul Lolli said that Steven Riley, Gary Myers and Frank Baughman were promoted to the rank of fire lieutenant. All three were selected from the eligibility list as a result of Civil Service testing. The new fire lieutenants will each receive an annual salary of $67,173.
“These are the three of the most seasoned firefighters in the department,” Lolli said.
He added the new lieutenants will be needed to help guide a much younger fire department.
Riley has been a firefighter for the past 25 years and served as a squadman. Myers has been with the fire department for 26 years and is one of the few firefighters who has held nearly every position in the fire department, according to Lolli. Meyers has been a squadman and a fire apparatus operator. Baughman has been a firefighter for 20 years and has also been a squadman and a fire apparatus operator.
In a related matter, the city hired three new firefighter-EMTs — Joey Robertson, Branden Cottrell and Antonio Pitman. All three were selected from the eligibility list as a result of Civil Service testing. They each will earn an annual salary of $40,376.