Terre Haute, IN – Vigo Sheriff Swears in Four New Deputies
Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing welcomed four new Deputies to the force today. This comes after an extensive six month long hiring process which included physical agility screening, aptitude testing, psychological testing, extensive background check and polygraph examination.
The four new Deputy Sheriff’s are:
Michael Ellsworth - is a former four year veteran employee of Vigo County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division. Michael left this office in August of 2010 to pursue a career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office. While serving as a deputy sheriff he was promoted to the position of K-9 Handler and served as a member of the District 53 Methamphetamine Suppression Team. Michael left the Vermillion County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 so his wife could follow her career path.
Michael is a 2002 graduate of Wawasee High School in Syracuse, IN and attend Indiana State University. Michael is also a 2011 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Michael and his wife Ashley have three children.
Ryan Hartleroad - has worked for the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division since May of 2013.
Ryan is a lifelong resident of Vigo County. He graduated Terre Haute North Vigo in 2007 and attended Indiana State University. While at ISU Ryan focused his studies in Criminology/Criminal Justice graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
Ryan has been married to his wife Maci for one year.
Mary Parmer - has worked for Vigo County Sheriff’s Office Jail Division since December of 2010. Mary was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal and served as a second shift jail supervisor.
Mary came to Terre Haute from Winamac, IN to attend Indiana State University. While at ISU Mary focused her studies in the Criminology/Criminal Justice and worked as a student Community Service Officer for the ISU Police Department. Mary successfully graduated ISU with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently continuing her education at ISU.
Mary has been married to Indiana State University Police Officer Dan Parmer for two years and both currently reside in Terre Haute, IN.
Jerrad Pirtle - is a lifelong resident of Sullivan, IN and currently works as a firefighter for the City of Sullivan. Prior to that he served as a fulltime patrol officer for the City of Sullivan Police Department. He is a 2009 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and currently serves as a Reserve Officer for the City of Sullivan.
Jerrad is a 2003 graduate from Sullivan High School. Jerrad not only brings law enforcement skills to Vigo County but also is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and has had extensive training in dealing with Hazardous Materials.
Jerrad’s brother - Josh served as a Terre Haute City Police Officer for several years before joining the FBI. Jerrad’s father Jim is the Emergency Management Director in Sullivan County.
Sheriff Ewing said:
Ellsworth and Pirtle both being Indiana Law Enforcement Academy graduates will begin transitional training on Monday. They are expected to be on road patrol within 90 days.
Hartleroad and Parmer will begin learning the many divisions of the Sheriff’s Office before spending four months at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy later this summer.
The Sheriff’s Office has an extensive Field Training program which takes a non-academy certified individual nearly one year to complete.