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Josephine County Sheriff's Deputies Graduated from Oregon Police Academy in Salem

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The ranks of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office were bolstered last week by two new deputies who graduated from the Oregon Police Academy.

The Sheriff's Office congratulates Deputy Sierra Bitterling and Deputy Brandon Lehn on their successful completion of the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

Both Bitterling and Lehn graduated last Friday after starting the 16-week Basic Police Certification training in November. Bitterling joined the Sheriff's Office in April 2021 as an Animal Control Officer and moved to an open patrol deputy post last October. Lehn joined the Sheriff's Office in December 2019 as a corrections deputy and he moved to the patrol division last November.

Starting this week, both deputies will be assigned to a field training officer to complete their training.

Sheriff Dave Daniel said he is proud of their accomplishments and dedication to Josephine County by "Protecting with Courage and Serving with Compassion."
Posted on 4/2/24 5:55AM by Sam Marsh