The Columbus Police Department has a new officer. Lt. Matt Harris, department spokesman, says that Jeffrey Gilliam was officially sworn in by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Tuesday mornings Board of Public Works and Safety meeting. The 22-year-old Gilliam is a graduate of Jennings County High School and later attended Indiana State University where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Harris says that Gilliam is a member of the Indiana National Guard and will begin his police training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield later this month.
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