Patrolman Major officially swears into service


BUCKHANNON — Friends, family and officials gathered at City Hall, located at 70 East Main Street, at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 15 to welcome a new Buckhannon City Police Officer.

At the official Oath of Office Ceremony, Mayor Robbie Skinner welcomed everyone in attendance before swearing Dylan Major, originally of Fredericksburg, Virginia, into his new position with the Buckhannon Police Department. Patrolman Major is a 2018 graduate of James Monroe High School. He currently attends West Virginia Wesleyan College, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology. Dylan will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in December of 2022. Dylan played four years of collegiate football at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  Over the next several months, Patrolman Major will be undergoing orientation training with the Buckhannon Police Department in hopes of starting police academy training in January 2023.

“Congrats to the newest member of the Buckhannon Police Department, Officer Dylan Major, a former student of mine,” shared former Mayor and current City Councilman David McCauley in a Facebook post.

Attending the swearing in ceremonies were Dylan’s girlfriend, Grace Smith, John Mitchell (Dad), Christine Major-Mitchell (Mom), Susan Robinson (Aunt), George L Major (Uncle), Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory, Lieutenant Doug Loudin, Sergeant Mark Stewart, Patrolman Jonathan Warner, Patrolman Wade Loudin, City Recorder Randy Sanders, Council Members, Jack Reger and David McCauley.

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