Four new Merit Deputies became official members of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on June 24 during their swearing-in ceremony. Hamilton County Sheriff Mark Bowen administered the oath of office to Kevin Crask, Beau McKinney, Jonathan Carder and Daniel DeYoung in front of their families, friends and members of the sheriff’s office. These are the first additions to the patrol division in four years and will serve to replace deputies who have vacated their positions.
Deputy Crask comes to the Sheriff’s Office from the Cicero Police Dept. where he served for approximately four years. Prior to his time with CPD, Crask served as a correction officer with the sheriff’s office. Deputy McKinney served with the Brazil Police Dept. in western Indiana before joining the sheriff’s office. Deputy Carder is a former United States Marine and still serves in the USMC Reserves. Deputy DeYoung’s experience led him from five years with the Illinois State Police to the sheriff’s office.
All four new deputies still have months of training before completing their probationary period.