Sergeant James D. Lott was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on April 3, 2016, and was recognized on Friday by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. Lieutenant Lott will remain at Jackson District Commercial Enforcement Unit to serve as commander.
Lieutenant Lott began his Patrol career in May 1997 as a member of the 129th Academy Class. He earned his commission in November of that year and was assigned to the Lancaster Post, where he was selected as Post Trooper of the Year in 2001. In 2003, he transferred to the Circleville Post. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the Chillicothe Post to serve as an assistant post commander. In 2014, he transferred to his most recent assignment at Jackson District Commercial Enforcement Unit.
Lott is a range officer and firearms instructor on top of his regular duties of running the CDL facility.
“He is a hard worker and does a great job,” Lieutenant Karla Taulbee of the Jackson District said. Lott is also a Navy veteran.