Pencil Bluff resident, Jimmie O. “Neal” Thomas is one of two Arkansas State Troopers to receive promotions this week from the department.
According to a statement released by the Arkansas State Police, Thomas will assume the rank of lieutenant and reassigned as commander of Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Company A, headquartered at Little Rock.
Thomas has worked for the Arkansas State Police for 25 years and most recently has served as a field supervisor within CID, Company C, headquartered at Hope.
The other promotion was given to Corporal Corey Ray, 35, of Garland County. He will assume the rank of sergeant as a section supervisor at his current duty station within Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Air Support operations.
Sergeant Ray is an 11 year veteran of the department.