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2 veteran IFPD officers promoted to new positions


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The following is a news release and photo from the Idaho Falls Police Department. Idaho Falls Police Lt. John Johnson, Chief Bryce Johnson and Sgt. Josh Deede pictured above.

IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Police Department promoted two veteran officers Thursday. Officer Josh Deede was promoted to Sergeant, and Officer John Johnson was promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant.

Sergeant Deede began his law enforcement career with the United States Air Force, where he spent four years before joining the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. In 1999, Deede transferred to the Idaho Falls Police Department. Deede’s nearly 20-year career with IFPD has included experience as a patrol officer, field training officer, and a use of force – taser instructor.

During his tenure with the police department, Deede was activated with the U.S. Air Force for 15 months following the events of September 11, 2001. Deede has been a member of the Idaho Falls Police Department Honor Guard, the Warrants Team, spent nearly eight years as detective, and is currently a Hostage Negotiator for the department.

Lieutenant Johnson started his career with law enforcement as a Reserve Officer with the Idaho Falls Police Department in 1995. In 1997, Johnson became a dispatcher in the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Dispatch Center. A year later, in 1998, Johnson joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as a patrol officer. In addition to patrol officer, Lt. Johnson’s 22-year career has included time spent as an instructor, a member of the IFPD Honor Guard, a Crisis Negotiator, a School Resource Officer at Taylorview Middle School, and the Public Information Officer. He is currently a member of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Team.

The Idaho Falls Police Department hosted a promotion ceremony in their honor.