Rockford police officers honored and promoted Wednesday

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Several Rockford police officers were promoted and honored at a ceremony Wednesday.

Officers Robert Cure, Andrew Perino and Richard Beaufils have been promoted to investigators while Detective Bryce Lambrecht moves up to sergeant.

Officer Carl Bergstrom was awarded the Letter of Commendation for his efforts to recover 23 illegal firearms in the last year, eight in 2018 alone.

Officers Matthew Williams and Charles Keen earned the Community Service Medal. The two officers started the RollinStrong program that teaches at-risk youth in the Rolling Green area to fix bikes and sell them back to the community.