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New Madison County Reserve Sheriff's Deputies Sworn In

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - The Madison County Sheriff's Department swore in another round of new deputies, Monday night.

A graduation ceremony was held for the 23 new reserve deputies. The reserve program is strictly voluntary and puts participants through similar training that a full-time deputy sheriff receives.

According to Sheriff David Woolfork, the reserve deputies are important to his department and help make Madison County a safer place to live. "It certainly strengthens our force," said Sheriff Woolfork. "In many cases we work with one man units, but can now have two man units. It just makes it much safer for everyone."

After Monday's graduation, there are now almost 60 reserve deputies in Madison County.