Cody Wooten and Sean Deem joined the ranks of the Columbus Police Department when they were sworn in by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday mornings Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.
Officer Cody Wooten is a 36 years old Westport resident and a graduate of South Decatur High School. He previously worked for New Albany Police Department where he was a Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor and a member of the SWAT Team. Wooten has also been with the Indiana National Guard for 19 years, where he holds the rank of First Sergeant. During his time in the National Guard, Wooten has been deployed to Bosnia and Iraq.
Officer Sean Deem is 26 years old and from Greenwood. He graduated from Greenwood High School and attended Indiana State University where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Criminology. Deem is also a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and is currently in the Indiana Army Nation Guard.
Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that both Wooten and Deem will begin the Columbus Police Department Field Training program later this month.