THIS TOWN IS BIG ENOUGH: WCSD adds two deputies

COLUMBIA CITY — For the first time in “many years,” Whitley County’s Sheriff’s 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 Warsaw’s Police Department.To read the rest of this story, see the Aug. 8 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.