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New deputy returns to roots

Staff writer

Deputy Kaylan Miles, Peabody, is back from 14 weeks of training at Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and started new duties on the road Aug. 13.

“It was a long 14 weeks,” Miles said. “I wanted to get back and get to work. I’m excited to meet everyone I can and get started to help.”

Working in law enforcement has been his desire since his youth.

“When I was 14, I got involved with the police explorers in El Dorado,” Miles said. “I kind of fell in love with it, and helping people, and problem solving. It’s something different every day.”

He worked at El Dorado Correctional Facility prison four and a half years and learned a lot about helping people keep calm.

Miles lived in Marion County until his family moved to El Dorado when he was 10. He moved back last year for a jailer position with the sheriff’s office.

Miles’ first goal is to learn about patrol duties and learn the ropes, then eventually move up to sergeant position.

Sheriff Rob Craft said Miles is being trained by a couple of deputies here.

“I figure that process will take a couple of months at least, and he’ll be on his own late this year,” Craft said.

Last modified Aug. 29, 2018