Badge Ceremony

Danville Probationary Police Officer Destiny Thornsbrough receives her badge on Wednesday from Danville Police Chief Chris Yates at city hall. Yates commented how her badge number is almost exactly 100 numbers after his badge number, but he’s not ready to retire yet. Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. commented how Destiny is only the second woman he has sworn in for a public safety position. Probationary Police Officers, Jared Greer, left, and Heath Goodwin also received their badges. There are three retirements with the police department, resulting in the openings. The probationary officers will undergo 14 weeks of academy, followed by department training.