MADERA COUNTY – Sheriff John Anderson has announced six significant personnel changes in the Sheriff’s Office.
Six native sons, all familiar faces, were sworn in or promoted to new positions on Wednesday, May 1.
Four men were sworn in as deputies, one deputy moved to the ranks of detective, and a mountain detective was promoted to rank of Sergeant.
Deputies Miguel Hernandez, Logan Majeski, Jordan Logoluso, affectionately referred to by their colleagues as Valley sons, and Daniel Lutz of Coarsegold, “could have found gainful employment just about anywhere. Instead, they chose to dedicate their lives as public servants in the county most familiar to them,” said Erica Stuart, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Sheriff Larry Rich, who has lived in Eastern Madera County his entire life, has been promoted to rank of Sergeant.
Rich began his career in law enforcement as an Explorer and became a full time deputy in 1988.
During his 25-year career with the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Rich has made a name for himself. He ran the Explorers program, served as a K-9 Officer and a Field Training Officer, continues to plays a pivotal role in Search & Rescue Operations, and is credited with reestablishing the Department’s Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) program, which he still commands.
Sergeant Rich will remain in the mountains where he reports to Lt. Darin McMechan, also born and raised in Madera County.
Deputy Toinie Jackson, of the Madera Ranchos, was sworn in as Deputy in January 2005. He has worked a number of difficult cases, including one where he helped reunite a mother with her missing child.
Deputy Jackson was appointed to the Valley Detective Unit where he now reports to Madera County native Lt. Bill Ward.