Home Classifieds Work For Us Rack Locations Order Photos Contact Us Advertising Info Featured Advertisers

Click here to read
the latest issue

Browse Sections:

News
Forever Young
Classifieds
Community
Advertisers
Election
Rants & Raves
Sports
Crime Report
Opinion
Calendar of Events
Entertainment
Dining Guide
Special Section Publications
Business & Finance
Business Columns
Star Scopes
Computer/Technology
Cooking/Food
Counseling/Advice
Family Issues
Fishing
Gardening
Travel
Golf
Pets
Religion
Columnist Archives
Crossword Puzzle
Jail Court Live Web Cams

Weather Cams:

Now browsing: Hometown News > News > St. Lucie County

Two promoted to sergeants
Rating: 2.91 / 5 (90 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Jul 27 - 01:05

By Jay Meisel

meisel@hometownnewsol.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Two St. Lucie County deputies promoted last week to sergeant have some connection to the military.

While Jeff Buchanan was born on a military base, Fort Polk in Vernon Parish, La., John Parow served as a military police officer for the U.S. Air Force.

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara called the men "the best of the best" and presented them with their new badges on July 19.

Sgt. Buchanan, whose daughter, Kate, pinned the badge on him, said he's excited about the promotion after working at the sheriff's office since 1985.

His work included serving as a patrol deputy, a detention deputy and as an investigator who handled a variety of cases, including Internet crimes against children and economic crimes.

One of the biggest assignments was handling hundreds of complaints of contractor fraud following the hurricanes in 2004.

He said he wrapped up the final case about two years ago.

Growing up, he had no plans to become a law enforcement officer, he said. Sgt. Buchanan said he saw a newspaper ad and replied.

Sgt. Parow, originally from Potsdam, N.Y., has been with St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office since 1999.

Before that, he was a military police officer. He said he liked having the opportunity to travel to places such as South Korea.

At the sheriff's office, he's been a patrol deputy and a detective, investigating Internet crimes against children and cold cases involving homicides.

He's also received training from the FBI in computer forensics.

One thing he likes the most about working at the Sheriff's Office is "the family atmosphere" he said.




Comments powered by Disqus
Can't see the comments?
Read more News stories from the St. Lucie County community newspaper...

Make this site your Homepage e-mail us

Legal Notices




Join our Mailing List:


Crossword Puzzle:

Archives Calendar:

« Sep, 2014 »
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30

Search Stories:




.