New deputies sworn in at sheriff’s office


POMEROY — Two new Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies were sworn in on Wednesday by Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.

The hiring of Frank Stewart and Tylun Campbell brings the department of 17 back to full staff following the departure of Deputy Jeff Perry and the upcoming departure of Deputy Jordan Snoke.

Perry left the agency for the private sector, while Snoke is leaving for a position with the Department of Job and Family Services, according to Wood.

Stewart joins the sheriff’s office after spending the past four years as a lieutenant with the Middleport Police Department where he was part of the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force.

A Middleport native and graduate of Meigs High School and the Hocking College Police Academy, Stewart said that he is joining the sheriff’s office as an opportunity to progress in his law enforcement career.

Campbell is originally from Columbus, before graduating from Point Pleasant High School and attending Marshall University. He completed the police academy at Buckeye Hills in 2016.

Prior to joining the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell had been employed with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.

Of joining the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Campbell said he wanted to try something new and was looking for a better opportunity that the full-time position with the office offers.

Wood said he is excited for both men to join the office, adding that based on their background they will be a good choice for the office.

While Campbell is new to the county and will be working to learn the roads and areas, Stewart is familiar with much of the county through his work with the task force.

Both new deputies will be working with field training officers to learn the workings of the department and the county, as well as completing a ride-along with the sheriff, prior to working on their own.

The new deputies will work a variety of shifts depending on the days.

Wood explained that recruitment can be difficult to bring new officers to the office as it is a smaller county with a smaller budget.

He added that two newly hired officers will be an asset to the agency as they move forward to serve the county.

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Deputies Frank Stewart, left, and Tylun Campbell wee sworn in on Wednesday by Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/08/web1_8.31-New-Officers.jpgDeputies Frank Stewart, left, and Tylun Campbell wee sworn in on Wednesday by Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor at The Daily Sentinel.