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Sgt. Joe Messer, center, was promoted to the rank of corrections department sergeant during the Thursday, March 24 Dickinson County Commission meeting. At left is Sheriff Jerry Davis, at right is Capt. Stephen Kency, jail supervisor. Davis conducted the ceremony. Also in attendance were Capt. Stephen Kency, jail supervisor, Messer’s wife and Undersheriff Brian Hornaday. Davis said Messer was filling the position that opened when Lt. Connie Jaderborg was promoted to lieutenant two weeks ago. Messer said he appreciated the promotion and planned to be with the sheriff’s department for years to come. Hornaday noted that Messer was “absolute proof” of the sheriff’s intent to turn the corrections department into a “career-oriented department” where there’s room to progress.