Claremont police have new sergeants from promotions

Claremont police took time out from their usual duties on Tuesday to celebrate two of their own. Officer Jacob Tillman and Detective Robert “Buzz” Ewing received promotions to corporal and sergeant, respectively.

Corp. Tillman was hired as a police recruit while attending the Fullerton Police Academy, graduating in November 2005. In 2009 he was selected as a motor officer with the city’s traffic program and has gone on to be a defensive tactics and baton, as well as an arbor and firearms instructor for the department. He played a role in leading Claremont Unified School District employees in critical incident training and active shooter response.  

Sgt. Ewing graduated from Napa Valley College Police Academy in 1999 as a game warden for the state of California. Before coming to the city of Claremont in 2005, he worked for the Department of Fish and Game as well as the Calistoga Police Department. He has served as vice president of the Claremont Police Officers’ Association since 2009 and has been instrumental in putting together the organization’s Tip-A-Cop fundraisers.

Both officers renewed their oaths at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Corp. Tillman’s daughter and Sgt. Ewing’s son Zachary bestowed their father’s with their new badges.

—Beth Hartnett

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