GREENVILLE — An officer who worked his way through the ranks at the Greenville Department of Public Safety has received a promotion.
Marty Obetts was honored at the start of the Greenville City Council meeting Tuesday night while being promoted to a sergeant position at the department.
The council room was filled with officers from the department to watch as Obetts was pinned by the City Manager George Bosanic and Obetts’ wife, Tiffany, and son, Caden.
“It’s nice to have members of the department here to support (Obetts),” said Mike Pousak, director of the Greenville Department of Public Safety.
Pousak said Obetts started as one of the first bicycle officers Greenville had. His other positions included seal-training officer, evidence technician, firearms instructor and detective.
“(Obetts) is a good officer and an even better family man,” Pousak said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to honor him here tonight.”
After being pinned by his wife, Tiffany, Obetts received a standing ovation from the city council, officers of the Greenville Department of Public Safety and residents present for the meeting.
Obetts was humble and full of smiles after receiving the promotion as he stood with other members of the department.
“I’m excited for the challenge,” he said.