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Sheriff’s office breaks ground on next phase of training facility

MARYSVILLE — Union County Commissioners and Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton broke ground Thursday for a new range shelter building at the Union County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility, located east of Marysville along U.S. Route 36.


A number of Union County officials and others break ground Thursday on a new range shelter for the Union County Sheriff’s Office training facility located on U.S. Route 36. Pictured are, from the left, Commissioner Steve Stolte, Commissioner Gary Lee, contractor Pat Swanson of PK Builders LLC, Commissioner Charles Hall, Sheriff Jamie Patton, Jim Page of Page Engineering and Steve Bell of Pizzino Engineering. (PHOTO | UNION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

This project has been ongoing since 2006, when former Sheriff Rocky Nelson started the upgrades at the training facility, Sheriff Patton noted.

“I’m committed to preparing our deputies for whatever challenges they may face on the street and quality training is just one part of that commitment,” he said in a release.

Over the past few years, the sheriff’s office has completed upgrades to the range itself by expanding it from one range to three ranges. Improved drainage and a new impound lot also were installed.

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