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Cassell earns master's at EKU

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By The Staff

A Campbellsville man is among 1,409 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University at the conclusion of the spring 2008 semester.

William E. Cassell Jr. received a master of science degree in criminal justice on May 10, graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

Cassell, who earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice at Campbellsville University, was promoted on April 1 to branch manager of advanced individual training at the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

Cassell began his career at DOCJT in 2005 in the Leadership Development Section where he taught Situational Leadership and coordinated the Academy of Police Supervision and Criminal Justice Executive Development Program.

The AIT branch is responsible for law enforcement officers' annual professional training. AIT offers specialized instruction to more than 8,000 officers each year.

Prior to his work at DOCJT, Cassell served as chief of police for the Campbellsville Police Department for six years and chief administrative officer for one year. He also served as chief of police in Lancaster, Ky.

He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps where he served for 10 years as a non-commissioned officer.

Cassell is the son of Verian Cassell of Sandwich, Ill., and the late William E. Cassell Sr.

He and his wife Rebecca live in Campbellsville. They have three children, Cameron, Logan and Madison.