Danny Holmes, a former Putnam County sheriff's deputy and DARE officer in the county, has been named chief of police in Baxter. The Baxter board of aldermen named him to the position in a specially called meeting Tuesday night. On his Facebook account, Holmes said, "I am so excited to get back into Law Enforcement. I appreciate all of my friends & family." In recent years, Holmes had been working as a security officer at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He had also run an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination to the County Trustee's office.