Sheriff Knezovich Commissions 7 New Deputies - Basic Law Enforcement Academy begins August 1st, in Spokane
Please help us welcome your 7 New Spokane County Deputies. Sheriff Knezovich swore them in yesterday, July 17, 2017 in front of family and friends. Their exciting journey begins with Basic Law Enforcement Academy on August 1st, 2017, here in Spokane. May they be successful, and have a long and safe career serving their community.
Deputy Jeff Bailey is 31 years-old, and grew up in north Spokane. He has been a Spokane County Reserve Deputy for 9 years and has been the Assistant Director of Riverfront Park since 2008.
Deputy Matthew Peterson is 22 years-old and comes to us from the Seattle area but recently transplanted here after graduating from WSU with a BA in Criminal Justice. He is an Officer in the Army Reserves.
Deputy Benjamin Ehlers is 25 years-old and grew up in Montana. He has a BS in Political Science from the University of Montana and recently moved to Spokane.
Deputy Jessica Baken is 25 years-old and was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. She played soccer in high school and college. She has been working as a sales representative for Lincare since 2012.
Deputy Shawn Lundgren is 36 years-old and grew up in Reardan. He just recently relocated to the area from Vancouver, WA. He is also an “Unexploded Ordinance Technician II” with the United States Air Force Reserves.
Deputy Collin Hayett is a 22 year-old north Spokane native who grew up in the Pleasant Prairie area and attended Northwest Christian and Mead High School. He worked for Rosauers in loss prevention, is active in the U.S. Navy Reserves and was a Spokane County Sheriff’s Explorer for 5 years.
Deputy Scott McKenney is a 29 year-old Spokane native who graduated from Mead High School. He was living in Arizona but just recently moved home to pursue his career in law enforcement. He has a BS in Criminal Justice (Sociology) from EWU.
From left to right: Jeffrey Bailey, Matthew Peterson, Benjamin Ehlers, Jessica Baken, Shawn Lundgren, Collin Hayett and Scott McKenney