Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers swore in three new deputies yesterday, Mark Helms, Joseph Pugh and Grant Carlson.
Because all three have already completed their law enforcement training, they will be able to quickly move to work in the Road Patrol Division, after a field training phase with an experienced deputy, the sheriff said.
The 58-year-old Helms is a retired State Police trooper. The 28-year-old Pugh previously served with the Evansville Police Department.
Carlson is 21 and graduated with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.