Five new St. Louis County deputy sheriffs took an oath to serve and were ceremonially sworn in today.
Sheriff Ross Litman administered the oath to Christopher Anderson, Gavin Nichols, Dante Pettinari, Alexander Prouse and Christopher Ruberg. The new deputies have been working for the county since January and recently completed their initial field training.
Sheriff Litman also recognized nine new corrections officers, including Christopher Anglin, Chad Brownlee, Tyler Helget, Kyle Niemi, Jose Plascencia, Dominiick Schmitz, Noah Johnson, Troy Krahl and Cody Kultala.
The ceremony also highlighted other new staff and recent promotions, plus included several recognitions for staff for outstanding service.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for all law enforcement activity in the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, as well as several cities. Sheriff’s deputies operate out of regional offices in Duluth, Virginia and Hibbing, with additional stations in Ely and Mountain Iron.
— St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office press release