Pictured from left, Recruit Training Officer Huser, Recruit Training Officer Marquez, Officer Davis, Deputy Schaefer, Deputy Esparza, Deputy Flores, Deputy Spurlock, Deputy Amos, Deputy Binnie, Officer Dalley, Officer Castillo, Officer Gauna, Deputy Van Winkle, Deputy Peterson, Officer Lomayestewa and Sargent Johnson.

SNOWFLAKE — The “Thin Blue Line” in northeastern Arizona is a little stronger with the swearing in June 10 of 13 new peace officers who completed the intensive 20-week Arizona Peace Officer Standards for Training (AzPOST) training at Northland Pioneer College’s Northeastern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy (NALETA).

Navajo County Superior Court Judge Michala M. Ruechel administered the oath to new Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Deputies: Darnell Amos, Tyson Binnie, Chance Flores, Tyler Schaefer, Benjamin Spurlock, Kolten Van Winkle; Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department’s Officers: Collin Dalley and Gabriel Gauna; St. John’s Police Officer Adam Castillo; Apache County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kyle Peterson; Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Andrew Esparza; and Hopi Resource Enforcement Services Officer Lomayestewa.

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