ISP sergeant from Benton promoted to master sergeant | News
BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police District Thirteen announced Thursday that Ray Minor has been promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant.
According to ISP, Minor was selected for promotion because he has demonstrated exceptional abilities as a police officer, investigator, and administrator.
"I have every confidence that his knowledge, experience and leadership will help District Thirteen provide even better law enforcement services for the visitors and citizens of the State of Illinois," said Captain Thomas Stehley, District 13/22 Commander.
A 27-year law enforcement veteran, Minor will serve as District Thirteen Platoon Three Supervisor. He served as a patrolman for the Benton Police Department, the West Frankfort Police Department and as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department prior to joining the Illinois State Police in 1995. Minor was first assigned to District Chicago. Minor transferred to District 13 in 1996. In 1999, he accepted an assignment with State Police Investigations until returning to District 13 patrol as the District Safety Education/Public Information officer in 2001. In 2006, Minor accepted an assignment with the Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau where he served as the Field and Administrative Supervisor.
Minor is a 1980 graduate of Benton High School. He has earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Rend Lake College, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and Training from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Arts Degree in Instructional Strategies from Rockford University and a Master of Legal Studies Degree from the School of Law at Southern Illinois University.
Minor, his wife Stacy, daughters Sami and Jacie live in Benton, Ill. He has two additional adult children Lindell Ray Minor III and Vanessa Knepp who also live in Benton.
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