WARSAW – Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office announced three promotions Wednesday.
The three are:
Joel Popenfoose promoted to Patrol Sergeant
Warsaw native Joel Popenfoose began his career with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy sheriff in 2011. Two years later, Sgt. Popenfoose was promoted to merit deputy. In addition to patrol functions, Sgt. Popenfoose is a field training officer and SWAT operator. Sgt. Popenfoose graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 2003 and Grace College in 2007, with a degree in criminal justice. Sgt. Popenfoose’s brother, Jon, is an active reserve deputy sheriff.
Caleb Snyder promoted to Corrections Corporal
Caleb Snyder joined the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer in 2014, one year after graduating from Warsaw Community High School. Cpl. Snyder is a member of the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT); which is the tactical unit for the corrections division.
Doug Light promoted to Deputy Sheriff
Veteran law enforcement officer Doug Light is the latest merit deputy on the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office. In September, Deputy Light was hired in a joint venture with the Wawasee Community School Corporation, to provide a school resource officer at the Wawasee Middle School and North Webster Elementary School. During that time, Light was a special deputy and paid by the school corporation. Deputy Light is now a full-time employee of the sheriff’s office and will remain in the school resource position.
Light graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 1991 and Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in 1994, with a criminal justice degree. Deputy Light joined the Warsaw Police Department in 1995; where he initially served as a patrolman and was later promoted to shift supervisor. For 10 years, Deputy Light was a DARE instructor and school resource officer. Also while at the Warsaw Police Department, Deputy Light was an emergency vehicle operations instructor, SWAT operator and SCUBA diver.
Promotions for the two merit deputies, Popenfoose and Light, were approved by the county’s merit board.