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JCSO Announces New Hire & Promotions
(February 3, 2003)

JCSO Announces New Hire & Promotions

After 37 years of law enforcement service, Lieutenant Joe Barger has retired. Joe was at the top of the Merit Deputy seniority list. The men and women of the Sheriff's Office wishes the best for Joe and we will miss him.

Deputy Damian Katt, Road Division

Sheriff Terry McLaughlin has selected Damian Katt as a new Merit Deputy to replace Joe Barger. We enthusiastically welcome Deputy Katt as he begins his field training with our agency.

Major Steve Byerly, Investigations Division Commander

Other rank changes within the department are as follows: Major Steve Byerly has been promoted to the permanent rank of Merit Lieutenant. He will remain as a major in the Investigations Division. His Lieutenant's position will be passed down in an acting position.

Lieutenant Detective Phil Murphy

Acting Sergeant Phil Murphy will become a Merit Sergeant. He will then assume the acting Lieutenant's rank.

Sergeant Perry Wilson, Road Division

Deputy Perry Wilson will assume the acting Sergeant's rank made available by Lt. Murphy assuming the acting Lieutenant's rank.


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