Officer of the Month

Williamson Patrolman Josh Tincher has been selected as Officer of the Month. Tincher is a 2-year veteran of the Williamson Police Department (WPD). He is a lifelong resident of the city of Williamson and graduate of Williamson High School.

Tincher’s Chief, Barry Blair, said “he is very passionate about his career in law enforcement. He loves his job and tries to help children and the elderly. He wants the community to realize law enforcement officers are here to serve the public and to help keep the citizens safe and to treat them fairly.”

Tincher grew up around law enforcement. He has followed in his father’s footsteps, the late David Tincher, who was a retired Lieutenant with the WPD.

On February 19, 2015, Patrolman Tincher was awarded Top five of Region 2 for DUI arrests in the State of West Virginia.

“I’m glad to be in an area where all of the law enforcement agencies work together,” Tincher said. “All of the departments in this area cooperate with each other and work side by side. Law enforcement officers are a brotherhood and have each others backs.”

There were two honorable mentions this month. Trooper S.A. Belt of the Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police and Deputy Cpl. Larry Thomas of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department.


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