Eight sheriff’s deputies in Fort Bend County are now boasting the rank of sergeant after a promotion in early July, according to a July 15 press release from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

FBCSO deputies with their new rank as sergeant include Charles Willeby, Raybon William Hastedt IV, Brooks Cash, Jesus Quiroz, Colin Godmintz, Justin Harris, David Rivera and Joshua Wright.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan announced the promotions at a ceremony on July 7 at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond, according to the release. The deputies were selected for promotions after emerging as the top scorers in a civil service test.

“These deputies have advanced progressively through the ranks and are well-respected by their peers and the communities in which they protect and serve,” Fagan said. “I extend my heartiest congratulations to these officers and their families, and thank them for their service.”