Four newly sworn-in deputies and two promotions were announced Wednesday by Sheriff John Anderson. All six are area natives.
“Deputies Miguel Hernandez, Logan Majeski, Jordan Logoluso — affectionately referred to as Valley sons — and Daniel Lutz of Coarsegold could have found gainful employment just about anywhere,” said Erica Stuart, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, of the newly sworn. “Instead, they chose to dedicate their lives as public servants in the county most familiar to them.”
Deputy Sheriff Larry Rich, a lifelong resident of Eastern Madera County, has been promoted to sergeant. He began his career in law enforcement as an Explorer and became a full-time deputy in 1988. During his 25-year career, he ran the Explorers program, served as a K9 Officer and later a Field Training Officer, plays a pivotal role in Search and Rescue Operations, and is credited for reestablishing the department’s Off Highway Vehicle program, which he commands. He will remain in the mountains where he reports to Lt. Darin McMechan, also born and raised in the county.
Deputy Toinie Jackson of the Madera Ranchos was sworn in as deputy in January 2005. “He has made a name for himself working a number of difficult cases, including one where he helped reunite a mother with her missing child,” Stuart said...