City hires new police officer

A new officer has been hired by the Columbus Police Department.

David Knight, 25, was sworn into office by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday’s Columbus Board of Works meeting at Columbus City Hall. Knight, a native of Vigo County, is a graduate of Terre Haute North High School and attended Marian University, where he studied history and political science.

He is a certified police officer and comes to Columbus from Tennessee, where he worked as a police officer for nearly two years. Knight will begin the police department’s field training program after a brief orientation period.