Sheriff Myers welcomes new deputy, new chaplain

Sheriff Myers administers oath to Deputy Dustin Allman; Photo courtesy of BCSD

Bartholomew County’s newest Deputy Sheriff, Dustin Allman, took his Oath of Office Tuesday from Sheriff Matt Myers.

Deputy Allman is a 39-year-old graduate of Columbus North High School and Thomas Edison University. He retired from the United States Coast Guard in 2018.

“Dustin is well-qualified and will serve our agency well,” said Sheriff Myers.

Also sworn-in was Karen Hargett as BCSO’s newest chaplain.

BCSO Chaplains offer guidance and assistance to members of the department during crisis situations and can be called upon to provide comfort and counseling during difficult times.

Chaplain Hargett joins Chaplain Robert Vestor, Chaplain David C. Bosley, Chaplain Keith Maddox and Chaplain Dave Burnett.