Last updated: July 17. 2013 6:11PM - 982 Views
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MADISON – A Madison man has been hired by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department as a new full-time deputy.

James A. “Jay” Fankhauser, II, a Scott High School graduate from the Class of 2001, was selected as an entry-level deputy sheriff after being certified by the Civil Service Commission, Boone County Sheriff Randall White told the Boone County Commission during its last regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

The commission unanimously approved the hiring and Fankhauser was sworn in by Boone County Commission President Mickey Brown.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the people of Boone County,” Fankhauser said. “I am excited about and looking forward to it.”

Fankhauser’s wife, Krystal, niece Jordan, and his parents Tony and Teresa Fankhauser, attended the swearing in ceremony held in the new judicial annex building behind the Boone County Courthouse in Madison.

A position came open with the ranks of the sheriff’s department with the resignation of Captain Delmar R. Browning, Jr., on Feb. 28, 2013.

“This now gives us a full staff of 23,” said Boone County Chief Deputy Chad Barker. “This number includes the sheriff and me.”

Barker said Fankhauser will begin training immediately and once he passes the State Police Academy training for deputy sheriffs, he will be moved to a road position.

“He will start responding to 911 calls and doing investigations,” Barker explained.

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