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Police Chief Murrin introduces new Lansing police officers

Dennis Murrin III, Caitlin Cavanaugh, Brianna Olin, and Devin Smith join LPD

by Melanie Jongsma

Police officers Dennis Murrin III, Caitlin Cavanaugh, Brianna Olin, and Devin Smith stand near the dais while Chief Murrin introduces them to the Village Board. Chief Murrin pointed out that the uniforms worn by Cavanaugh, Olin, and Smith are different because they are enrolled in the Chicago Police Academy. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
LANSING, Ill. (February 24, 2018) – At the February 20 meeting of the Village Board, Police Chief Dennis Murrin introduced the four new officers that had been hired January 3. “We’re now at 58 sworn officers,” said Chief Murrin.

Officer Cavanaugh graduated from Marian Catholic High School and Indiana Wesleyan University. She previously worked for the City of Oak Forest as an Animal Control officer.

Officer Murrin graduated from Illiana Christian High School and Indiana University Northwest with a degree in Criminal Justice. Murrin is a fourth-generation police officer, and he continues his family’s tradition of wearing Badge #8.

Officer Olin attended Lemont High School, Lake Forest College, and Lewis University where she studied nursing. Olin is also a certified SCUBA diver.

Officer Smith is a 2003 TF South graduate, and he went on to earn a degree in Criminal Justice from Iowa Wesleyan. He received an honorable discharge from the Army National Guard in 2017, where he specialized in Military Police. Smith also substitute teaches for TF South and District 171.

Following their introductions, LPD’s four new officers shook hands with the Trustees, Mayor Eidam, and other Village representatives. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Chief Murrin expressed appreciation for the opportunity to introduce the new officers to the people they serve.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.