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Glenn bolsters ranks in Sheriff's Department
The Glenn County Sheriff's Department added three new correctional officers on Wednesday.
Sheriff Larry Jones administered the oath of office to Megan Roenspie, Miguel Guerrero and Gilberto Mojica at a ceremony in the Board of Supervisors chambers.
Family members and friends of the new officers witnessed the proceedings. Supervisor Mike Murray was also in attendance.
Roenspie grew up in Glenn County. As a young girl, she was involved in junior rodeo, and still enjoys working with and training horses.
She worked as a correctional officer for Glenn County from spring 2007 to summer 2008.
"Megan demonstrated a superior work ethic, dedication and ability to do the job," said Jones. "The Sheriff's Office had no hesitation in re-hiring Megan."
During her time away, Roenspie married, then later returned to the area. She and her husband, Thomas, have a young child.
Guerrero was born in Mexico, and came to this country as a child with his parents, Jones said. He became a US citizen in 2001.
"Miguel has worked hard to obtain an education and receive training in the career field of his choice," Jones said. "He has a (bachelor's degree) in Criminal Justice, and he put himself through the Law Enforcement Academy at Butte College in 2009."
He and his wife, Maria, have a toddler.
"Miguel is known to be a hard worker with an excellent work ethic," Jones said. "He is dedicated and thoughtful of others. His previous employer hired two people to replace his position."
Jones said Guerrero's bi-lingual skills will be of great usefulness to the Sheriff's Office.
Mojica is also a naturalized US citizen. He was born in Mexico and immigrated to this country when still very young.
Jones said he is known for his positive attitude and excellent work ethic. Mojica put himself through the Law Enforcement Academy at Butte in 2010.
"Gilberto has worked hard to obtain the skills he needs to start a career in law enforcement," Jones said.
Mojica and his wife, Melissa, have a soft spot for small animals in need. They rescued, found homes or cared for many animals that otherwise would have been neglected or abandoned.
Mojica is also fluent in speaking, reading and writing Spanish.
"His skills will be of great benefit to the sheriff's office," Jones said.