Rock County Sheriff's Office announces new deputy sheriff hirings, promotions

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  • DuCharme

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    Michael Bogwardt

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    Blocker-Nelson

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    Kinuthia

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    Terry Borgwardt

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    Lyga

  • DuCharme

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    Michael Bogwardt

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    Blocker-Nelson

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    Kinuthia

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    Terry Borgwardt

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    Lyga

JANESVILLE - Sheriff Troy Knudson recently announced the promotions and hirings of deputy sheriffs for the Rock County Sheriff's Office. The following individuals from the Beloit and Clinton area were named.

Ra'Shan Blocker-Nelson was hired as a deputy sheriff on Jan. 24. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Blackhawk Technical College in May. Blocker-Nelson is currently in field training on second shift patrol. Prior to being hired, Blocker-Nelson was a correctional officer with the Rock County Sheriff's Office. Blocker-Nelson graduated from F.J. Turner High School and earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from UW-Platteville.

Michael Borgwardt was hired as a deputy sheriff on Jan. 2. Borgwardt graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Blackhawk Technical College in May. He is currently in field training on second shift patrol. Borgwardt graduated from F.J. Turner High School and earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from UW - Parkside.

Terry Borgwardt was hired as a deputy sheriff on Aug. 12. Borgwardt started field training on first shift patrol on Aug. 22. Prior to being hired, Borgwardt served as a police officer with the Beloit Police Department. Borgwardt graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Blackhawk Technical College. He graduated from Troup High School in LaGrange, Ga. Borgwardt earned an Associate Degree in criminal justice from Blackhawk Technical College.

Luke DuCharme will be promoted to detective on Sept. 3. DuCharme currently serves as a deputy assigned to the patrol bureau. He is the leader of the honor guard. DuCharme graduated from Clinton High School and earned a BA in applied music from UW-Green Bay.

Wanja Kinuthia was hired as a deputy sheriff on Aug. 7. Kinuthia has started at the Law Enforcement Academy at Blackhawk Technical College with an anticipated graduation date of Dec. 13. Prior to being hired as a deputy sheriff, she was a correctional officer with the Rock County Sheriff's Office She graduated from the Pangani Girls School in Nairobi, Kenya, and earned a Bachelor of Education degree from MOI University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kevin Lyga was hired as a deputy sheriff on Aug. 13. Lyga started field training on first shift patrol on Aug. 21. Prior to being hired, Lyga served as a deputy sheriff with the Green County Sheriff's Office in Monroe. Lyga graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Blackhawk Technical College. He graduated from Clinton High School and earned a BS in justice and public policy from Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

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