First African American woman promoted to sergeant in Onondaga County Sheriff's Department

Sgt. Mary Smith

Onondaga County Sheriff Walsh promoted Mary Smith to the rank of sergeant, the first such promotion for an African American woman in the sheriffâ??s office.

Smith has been a member of the Sheriffâ??s Office Custody Department since 1988, and has received several commendations throughout her 26 year career.

Deputy Smith is currently assigned to the Central Control at the Justice Center, and is a member of the Emergency Response Team.