(September 20, 2012. Brawley) Police Chief Mark Gillmore addressed the Brawley City Council Tuesday, September 18, at their regular meeting to inform them of the commissioning of Brawley Police Officer Jesse Rotner to Sergeant.
Chief Gillmore first presented Janelle Rotner, Jesseâ€™s wife, flowers for her support of her husband.
â€œFor the past five and a half years, Jesse has exhibited dedication, hard work, and professionalism to the City of Brawley and to the citizens we serve,â€ said Gillmore. â€œThe transition to officer is one of the most significant and sometimes difficult transitions an officer makes. In a one day, the new sergeant goes from being a peer officer to being the leader of that team. It is also one of the most rewarding positions an officer can attain. In Sergeant Rotner, I have seen uncompromised integrity. He is honest, truthful, and forthright. He is able to admit his shortcomings and he is hungry to better himself. Sergeant Rotner is a credit to the City, the Brawley Police Department, and his chosen profession, law enforcement. It is my distinct pleasure to promote Jesse Rotner to the rank of Sergeant.â€