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COLUMBIA CITY â€” One of Whitley Countyâ€™s younger sheriffâ€™s deputies is working his way up the ranks of the department.
Cory Patrick, who has five years with the department, was promoted as the second-shift sergeant Wednesday afternoon.
Patrick was one of three candidates who put in for the position, and he is looking forward to his new role in the department.
â€śThereâ€™s not a lot of room to move up in a smaller department like ours,â€ť Patrick said. â€śItâ€™s a great opportunity.â€ť
Two years ago, Patrick was the youngest and newest deputy on the department
As several deputies have resigned or retired, Patrick is quickly becoming one of the more veteran deputies.
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