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Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's Office gets three new deputies

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Sgt. Hill receiving Sheriff's Achievement Award Sgt. Hill receiving Sheriff's Achievement Award

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office has three new deputies.

They were sworn in at a special ceremony Tuesday morning, while some deputies received awards.

Some of the awards given out were Community Service Awards, as well as the Sheriff's Achievement Award.

One of those achievement awards went to Sgt. Matt Hill who has been doing computer forensics and cyber crime investigation for about 11 years.

Sheriff Eric Williams says Sgt. Hill is one of the go to guys in the Midwest on cyber crime related questions.

"In this field I'm kind of one of the veterans. I've been doing it for longer than a lot of the other people have. Because of that I get a lot of calls to assist other agencies," says Sgt. Hill.

Five deputies were recognized for completing their first full year of service, while three were just sworn in as new deputies.

Homer Hale is one of them.

He's been working at the jail for the past three years.

"I've always wanted to be a deputy and to get the opportunity to serve my community is very humbling. I look forward to doing great things within the community," says Hale.

Here is a full list of award recipients:

Completion of Probationary Year:
Deputy Griffin Bush
Deputy Jeff Hatfield
Deputy Allison Lancaster
Deputy Jason Matlock
Deputy Zach Whicker

Recent Promotions:
Sergeant Matt Corn
Sergeant Ben Justice

Special Awards:
Deputy Brad Fein, Lifesaver Award
Deputy Scott Roberts, Lifesaver Award
Deputy Mike Hertweck Jr., Lifesaver Award
Sgt. Matt Hill, Sheriff's Achievement
Det. Ethan Smith, Sheriff's Achievement
Lt. Jim Martin, Sheriff's Achievement
Deputy D. Harmon, Community Service
Chief Dave Wedding, Community Service

New Deputy Sheriffs:
Jason Cutrell
Homer Hale
Brandon Mattingly

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