The Clinton County (IN) Sheriff's Office recently unveiled a patrol vehicle specially wrapped with a tribute to the military service of one of its deputies.
According to Fox News, Deputy Ryan West is a retired Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer who served his country for 18 years before being forced to medically retire due to injury.
When West requested that some of the old and faded decals on his vehicle be replaced, Sheriff Rich Kelly decided to wrap his entire vehicle with a tribute not only to West's service, but to the military service of all veterans.
"We are honored to employ veterans. We have three merit deputies who are former United States Marines: Sergeant Joey Mitchell, Deputy Dennis Tillman and Deputy Ryan West," Sheriff Kelly said. "This vehicle not only serves as a tribute to our community’s service men and women, but it is also a recruiting tool to bring prospective employees into our community. Without our veterans, we couldn’t enjoy the freedoms that are afforded to us by their service and I am honored to work beside these fine men every day."