Elk River hires one new police officer

The city of Elk River hired Brandon Martin as its newest police officer Monday night. Martin, a Wright County deputy sheriff, fills a gap opened by the promotion of Sgt. Dan Block, who filled the position left open by the retirement of Special Services Sgt. Dave Dummer.

Martin was a reserve officer with the Goodview Police Department and an intern with the St. Louis Park Police Department before joining Wright County.