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Marine veteran sworn in as new deputy

Staff Reports

Sheriff Ron Pierini, Deputy Spencer McLaughlin, and Undersheriff Paul Howell at McLaughlin's swearing in on Monday.

A Marine Corps veteran joined the ranks of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office when he was sworn in on Monday.

Deputy Spencer McLaughlin served with the Marines for five years as a military police officer in Japan and at Camp Pendleton near Oceanside, Calif.

The Douglas County and Smith Valley native holds an associate's degree in liberal arts from Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., where he played football.

He joined the Marine Corps in 2012, where he served on the base Special Weapons and Tactics Team in Japan. He attended the San Bernardino Sheriff's Office SWAT academy while in the service.