NYPD husband, wife pair promoted together

Couple switched off caring for kids as they studied for the exam to become lieutenants


Rebecca Harshbarger
The New York Post

NEW YORK — A husband and wife who met at the Police Academy were promoted together to lieutenant yesterday.
Lt. Michael Deckert, 34, was called up to the stage shortly after 11 a.m. — and his wife, Lt. Tara Deckert, 37, soon joined him.

"They called his name, and they called my name. It didn't seem real," said Tara. "The chief said, 'They're married, by the way!' Everyone chuckled."

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Recommended Police Jobs and Careers

Join the discussion