THP gets new captain

From Staff Reports

   NASHVILLE, -- Tennessee Department of Safety Commissioner Fred Phillips named Glen Cantwell, a law enforcement veteran, as Captain of the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Fifth District located in Fall Branch.
   As Captain, Cantwell will command the Fall Branch post with its 80 commissioned members and civilian personnel.
   "As a 26-year veteran of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Captain Cantwell possesses the experience and knowledge necessary for an effective leader," said Phillips in a released statement. "I am confident he will continue to serve the citizens of upper East Tennessee with the utmost skill and professionalism."
   Cantwell began his career with the THP in 1977 as a trooper in Sullivan County. He moved through the ranks of the Highway Patrol serving as a sergeant, lieutenant and, most recently, administrative lieutenant for the Fall Branch district.
   "Captain Cantwell is a tremendous asset to the Tennessee Highway Patrol," THP Colonel Lynn Pitts said. "I am certain he will continue to positively influence the organization and protect our citizens with the utmost integrity."
   Cantwell, a native of Hancock County, resides in Fall Branch with his wife, Judy. They have two sons.
   The Tennessee Highway Patrol's Fifth District encompasses 13 counties including Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Green, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington. The district headquarters is located in Washington County.