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Mason Holmes began his journey as a deputy sheriff for Chase County on March 19. This position will be the center of a very busy life schedule in the months to come. (Johnson Publications photo)

EMT, dispatcher on job as newest Sheriff’s Deputy

    Mason Holmes is a familiar face in Imperial. He has lived here since sixth grade. He is active as a volunteer with Chase County EMS and has been working as a 911 dispatcher/jailor for two and a half years.
    Holmes was officially deputized on March 19 to perform the duties of Deputy Sheriff for Chase County.
    He is now riding along with other officers as part of the Field Training Program, he said. Once completed, he will be on his own until the Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island puts him on the schedule for its 16-week training course where he will receive his certification.
    “The 16-week training will be scheduled for a session in May, September or possibly January 2019, whenever they have a slot open for me,” Holmes said.
    He commented that he is excited about starting a career as a deputy. While working in dispatch, he watched what officers did on a daily basis and found it very interesting.
    “When Mike Dukes left, I decided to go for it,” he said.
    He said he has completed schooling as a paramedic, as well, and will continue to re-certify every two years as is required. He plans to continue as a volunteer for EMS as his schedule allows.
    Holmes is also running for mayor.
    “It should become apparent that I like serving people and the community anyway I can,” he said.
    None of these positions are for self-gratification, Holmes added. He said he likes helping people and making his community better.
    All of these positions he is involved with, and wants to be involved in, fulfill that desire, he said.


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