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COLUMBIA CITY â For the first time in âmany years,â Whitley Countyâs Sheriffâs Department is adding two deputies at the same time, said Sergeant Todd Cook.
Kory Bailey, 23, and Terrance McKinney, 27, are the latest additions to the department of 15 deputies.
Bailey and McKinney are replacing two deputies who resigned this year, Scott Geist and Chuck Vogely.
Another law enforcement officer will join the squad in December, when long-time deputy Dennis Ruch is expected to retire.
Bailey grew up in Whitley County and is a 2009 Columbia City High School graduate.
He was involved in football and track all four years at CCHS, and went to the state finals in track for three years.
After high school, Bailey attended Indiana University where he began his studies in exercise science.
His brother, Cam, sparked his interest in criminal justice after he applied with Warsawâs Police Department.
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