ELKHART — The newest corrections officers for the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office will take their oaths on Monday, and officially begin their service.

An oath of office ceremony for these 19 officers will be at 3 p.m. in Elkhart Superior Court 2, 315 S. Second St.

Officers will accept the oath from retired Judge George W. Biddlecome.

These are the new corrections officers expected to take the oath on Monday:

n Michael Smith has served as a military police officer reserve and master at arms for the U.S. Navy out of Battle Creek since March 2016. Smith also served for the Army National Guard from May 2013 to March 2016. He started his career on March 4 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Collin Kline is a 2018 graduate from Concord High School. He started his career on March 4 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n William Cumming is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, at the rank of E3, assigned to transportation, where he is a driver. He started his career on April 15 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Amber Belanger served in the U.S. Marine Corps from October 2007 to March 2013. She started her career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Amanda DeBlock is a 2009 graduate from NorthWood High School. She started her career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Anna Cobb is a 2007 graduate from Mishawaka High School. She started her career on May 20 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Anthony De La Mora is a 2014 graduate from Penn High School. He is attending classes through IUSB to receive his bachelor’s degree. He started his career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Benjamin Harville is a 2013 graduate from Vincennes University with an associate degree in Applied Science. He started his career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n James Burk is a 1997 graduate from Riley High School. He begins his career on June 3 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Gary Evans received his GED in 2016 through Elkhart Memorial High School. He started his career on May 20 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Michael Kyle is a 2016 graduate from Northridge High School. He begins his career on June 3 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Kortney LeRoy is a 2008 graduate from Mishawaka High School. She started her career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n David Link is a 2004 graduate from Elkhart Memorial High School. He started his career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Jeff Mvalo received his certified high school equivalency certification in 2009 from Mount Sinai International School. He started his career on May 20 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Joseph Novak received his GED in 2016. He is serving in the Army National Guard Reserves. He started his career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Cameron Paulson is a 2017 graduate from Concord High School. He begins his career on June 3 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Kayle Pipkins is a 2018 graduate from Penn High School. She begins her career on June 3 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

n Miguel Salas is a 2016 graduate from Concord Community High School. He started his career on May 20 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office

n Jose Solis is a 2018 graduate from Southwestern Michigan College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He started his career on May 6 with the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office.

Photos of this oath of office ceremony will be available on the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ecsonews.

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