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New deputies and corrections officers sworn in, other staff honored

St. Louis County Sheriff’s deputies took the oath to serve. Shown L-R are: Tanner Banks, Gerard Gagnon, Jacob Gargano, Brandon Kucharski, Zachary Peterson, Michael Pikul, Tylin Rust and Alyssa Schlichting. Submitted / St. Louis County

Eight new St. Louis County deputy sheriffs took an oath to serve and were officially sworn in Thursday, at a ceremony at the Public Safety Building. The deputies started working for the County in April and recently completed their initial field training

New corrections officers at the county jail also were sworn in; plus special recognition was given to other recently hired or promoted staff in the sheriff’s office.

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.