Lt. Joe Kopus, a more than 20 year veteran of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to a new role as chief deputy, effective Saturday Logan County Sheriff Randall Dodds reported this morning.
“I call Joe ‘the grinder’ — he’s a no-nonsense guy who gets the job done,” the sheriff said. “I had great candidates to choose from for the position, and he rose to the top. He is respected by our staff and our community.”
Sheriff Dodds said his new chief deputy’s role will involve overseeing the day-to-day operations of the sheriff’s office facility.
The new chief deputy moves into the position that was vacated by Chris Prickett in March. Kopus was promoted to lieutenant at that time, and has recently served as the administrative sergeant.
In the next month, the sheriff said a new administrative sergeant will be promoted, and a host of other personnel changes and promotions also are planned for early next year, when Jail Administrator Lt. Greg Fitzpatrick retires at the end of January.
“I appreciate all of my staff and everyone’s flexibility. It takes our entire team and all of the players to get our job done.”