The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department now officially has a new chief deputy.
Sheriff Colan Harrell announced Friday the promotion of Lt. Tim Baker to the rank of Chief Deputy.
Baker has worked at the sheriff’s department since Harrell first took office in 2011. Prior to that he was a member of the Corbin Police Department.
During his time at the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Baker has worked at the rank of detective assigned to drug investigations.
“Please join us in thanking Chief Deputy Baker for his continued service to the community,” Harrell said in a release.
Baker had served as the acting chief deputy since early March following the departure of former Chief Deputy K.Y. Fuson. So far no one has said publicly why Fuson left the department.
“He is no longer with us. It is a personnel situation, which I don’t comment on. Let’s just say that he choose to leave,” Harrell said about Fuson’s departure last month.
Fuson declined to comment on the matter last month.