Worcester County Sheriff promotes local officers


REGION – Four area officers have been promoted to the rank of sergeant within the Worcester County Sheriff’s office, Sheriff Lew Evangelidis announced last week.

The individuals include Melchiorre Conti, of Grafton; Lynn B. LePoer, of Shrewsbury; John Travaglio, of Shrewsbury; and Devon Walker, of Marlborough. 

“Promotions at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office are based on merit,” Evangelidis said in a press release. “Sergeants Conti, LePoer, Travaglio, and Walker’s leadership, work ethic, and dedication to duty embodies our department’s mission and represents the best in the field of corrections.”   

Conti started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in Sept. 2013 and holds CPR, firearms, and first responder certifications. He  graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an associate degree and will begin his supervisory role in the main jail. 

LePoer started his career with the Sheriff’s Office in Sept. 2006 and is Serv Safe certified. He will begin his supervisory role in the jail’s kitchen.  

Travaglio has been with the Sheriff’s Office since Jan. 2003 and is certified in fire safety. He has an extensive background in farming and grounds and is a member of the Community Outreach Team. He will serve a supervisory role on the jail’s grounds and farm.  

Walker began work with the Sheriff’s Office in Sept. 2017 and will continue his work within the Policy, Procedure, and Accreditation Department, where he was appointed in June, 2021. Walker graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and holds a Master of Public Policy/Management, a bachelor’s degree in crime and justice, and a bachelor’s degree in political science.


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