For Immediate Release - May 12, 2009

Veteran State Police Lt. Promoted To Lead Detective Division

Massachusetts State Police Lt. Norman Zuk has been named to lead the Detective Division assigned to the Office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett.

Lt. Zuk began his career as a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police in 1982, and was assigned during his first four years on the job to the State Police Barracks in Concord and Topsfield. In 1985, Lt. Zuk began his first stint with the detective division, where he would investigate murders and other felonies for the next eleven years.

He was promoted to Sergeant in 1996. In 1997 Lt. Zuk left the detective division for stints in the Andover and Newbury Barracks, before being assigned to Logan Airport.

In 2003, Zuk earned a promotion to Lieutenant and returned to the Essex District Attorney's Detective Division.

"Lt. Zuk brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position," said District Attorney Blodgett. "He has investigated some of the most complicated, high-profile cases in the county during his career, and I know that under his leadership the detective division will continue to be of the finest state police units in Massachusetts."

Lt. Zuk replaces Detective Lt. Elaine Gill, who retired after 27 years of distinguished service to the citizens of Essex County.