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COLUMBIA CITY â From a very young age, Jeremy Brice knew what he wanted to do with his life. Now, as an adult, he is working to achieve his goals, nearly following his fatherâs footsteps.
Brice is currently an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), confinement officer at Whitley Countyâs Jail and a Columbia City Police reserve officer. His father, Bill, is a long-time deputy with the Whitley County Sheriffâs Department and was also a paramedic and reserve officer.
âSeeing my father, a man I respect, as an officer solidified my decision on where my life was leading me,â Brice said. âI knew I wanted to be like him and along with the strong urge to help others, I have pursued a career as a law enforcement officer.â
Brice has been a confinement officer for five years and an EMT in Churubusco for two.
âThe medic side of my life was somewhat incidental and somewhat motivated,â Brice said. âI thought having the EMT certification would boost my resume for a future police application. In addition, I thought the skills Iâd learn would be useful throughout my life.â
The certification turned into a job with Parkview, though a medical career was never Briceâs intention.
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