On Monday, April 5, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office welcomed nine new Sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff David Mahoney swore-in the new deputies at an 11 am ceremony.
They new deputies include:
—Peter Green, 25, of Madison
— Jonny Johnson, 38, of Beloit
— Jason Lindner, 32, of Sun Prairie
— Jack Luessman, 22, of McFarland
— Keyshawn Madlock, 23, of Madison
— Robert Pfughoeft, 28, of Menomonee Falls
— Timmothy Smith, 28, of Cottage Grove
— Kirsten Tjugum, 30, of Sun Prairie
— Calvin Watkins, 30, of Dekalb, Illinois
The deputies will receive training through the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Jail and Law Enforcement Academies, as well as on the job training. Their first assignment will be in the Dane County Jail, where they will serve a two-year probationary period.
The positions became available due to retirements and vacancies that occurred in the past year. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office continually recruits for deputy and civilian positions to fill vacancies as they occur. Applications can be found online at www.teamdane.com. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.