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Wyoming native joins Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Staff Reports

Sheriff Ron Pierini welomes new deputy Scott Wharton to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A former University of Wyoming college baseball player will be carrying the ball for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Newly-hired Deputy Scott Wharton, a Casper, Wyo., native played for the University of Wyoming in Laramie Cowboys, while studying for his bachelor of science in social science with an emphasis in psychology.

It was during those years that he met his wife and they married after graduation.

Wharton's goal of becoming a deputy sheriff began in 2006 and has worked steadfastly toward his goal by studying, acquainting himself with the duties of a peace officer and keeping himself fit. Although he encountered obstacles during the years, he was determined to accomplish his goal and remained persistent.

The staff of the Sheriff's office, along with numerous family members and friends came to the morning ceremony and watched, and later congratulated the new hire.

When asked later in the week how he was doing, Wharton responded by "I am elated to be working here and I want to thank Sheriff Pierini and Undersheriff Howell for giving me the opportunity to pursue my career endeavor."