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Sheriff Dave Wedding

Sheriff Dave Wedding

May 2014-Current

Sheriff Dave Wedding is a thirty-seven year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. Having been hired in 1981 as a civilian jailer and then in 1983 as a merit deputy sheriff; he has worked his way through the ranks becoming Chief Deputy in 2007. In May of 2014 Sheriff Wedding took the Oath of Office for the Office of Vanderburgh County Sheriff…
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Lt. Colonel John H. Strange III

Lt. Colonel John H. Strange III

Lt. Colonel John H. Strange III was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana where he attended Harrison High School. After high school, Lt. Colonel Strange attended the University of Evansville and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He later attended Indiana State University and in 1990 he earned his Master’s Degree in Criminology…
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Major Jason Ashworth

Major Jason Ashworth

Major Jason Ashworth was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and graduated from Mt. Vernon Senior High School in 1987. He attended the University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a Criminal Justice Concentration in 1992. Major Ashworth received his Master’s Degree in Criminology…
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Major Chad Ferguson

Major Chad Ferguson

Major Chad Ferguson was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina and grew up in Vincennes, Indiana. After high school, Major Ferguson enlisted in the United States Army. After his time spent in the United States Armed Forces, Major Ferguson returned back to Indiana and was sworn in as a Deputy with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in 1998. Major Ferguson has served in Motor Patrol as both a Deputy and as a Field Training Officer…
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Major Mark Rasure

Major Mark Rasure

Major Mark Rasure is a lifelong resident of Evansville, Indiana. After graduating from Central High School, Major Rasure earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Evansville. Major Rasure joined the Sheriff’s Office as a jail officer in the fall of 2006 and was appointed to the position of deputy sheriff in the summer of 2007…
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Lieutenant Kerri Blessinger

Lieutenant Kerri Blessinger

Lieutenant Kerri Blessinger was raised in Ferdinand, Indiana, and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1994. She attended Ball State University and the University of Southern Indiana earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1999. Lieutenant Blessinger began her career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a Merit Deputy Sheriff and promoted to Lieutenant in 2019…
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Lieutenant Matt Corn

Lieutenant Matt Corn

Lieutenant Matt Corn was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and attended North High School. After high school, Lt. Corn graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. He later received his Master’s Degree in Public Service Administration from the University of Evansville. Lt. Corn is currently assigned to the Administration Division as the grants and records section commander…
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Lieutenant Doug Daza

Lieutenant Doug Daza

Lieutenant Doug Daza was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and grew up in Evansville, Indiana where he attended Central High School. After high school, Lt. Daza attended the University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Sociology and Spanish. Lt. Daza served the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy for three (3) years before being sworn in as a Merit Deputy in 1992…
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Lieutenant Matthew Hill

Lieutenant Matthew Hill

Lieutenant Matthew Hill grew up in Orleans Indiana. He attended Oakland City University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Lt. Hill became a police officer in 1992 with the Mitchell Police Department. He was hired as a merit deputy by the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in 1998…
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Lieutenant Noah Robinson

Lieutenant Noah Robinson

Lieutenant Noah Robinson is a Newburgh, Indiana native who graduated from Castle High School. Lieutenant Robinson attended the University of Southern Indiana where he received his Associate’s Degree in Social Science and his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology…
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Lieutenant Matt Schnell

Lieutenant Matt Schnell

Lieutenant Matt Schnell was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Lt. Schnell graduated from Mater Dei High School. From there he attended Indiana University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Also, while attending Indiana University, Lt. Schnell completed the Indiana University Police Academy, becoming a certified Law Enforcement Officer in the state of Indiana…
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Lieutenant Brad Traylor

Lieutenant Brad Traylor

Lieutenant Brad Traylor is a native of Jasper Indiana and moved to Evansville in 1988 to attend the University of Southern Indiana on a cross country scholarship. Lt. Traylor earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and began to pursue a career in law enforcement. He was sworn in as a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputy in December 1995 and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1996…
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Lieutenant Brian Traylor

Lieutenant Brian Traylor

Lieutenant Brian Traylor is a native of Jasper, Indiana, where he graduated from high school. He then attended the University of Southern Indiana and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1993. While at USI, he ran cross country and track and participated in several national championship races. Lt. Traylor was appointed a Deputy Sheriff in 1998 and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1999…
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