James Boling is one of two taking the oath to protect and serve. He said, “It is what I have always wanted to do. My dad is in law enforcement, my sister is in law enforcement.”
And after completing the 12 week academy in Anniston, James can add deputy to an already long resume of protecting our country. James is used to being on the frontline, after spending time in the Army as a military policeman.
James said, “I should be able to handle everything physically and mentally from all my experience in the military.”
His experience prepared him, but doesn’t make the job easier.
James said, “Overseas it was war and here, it’s people you know.”
Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said, “I believe that they will bring a lot of professionalism. They are good guys, super sharp. Mr. Boling, he received the top award in his class for fire arms training. So, there’s a lot that they can bring to the table providing service to the people we are here to take care of.,”
The training doesn’t stop at the academy. The new deputies will spend the next few weeks doing on the job training.
The other new deputy’s name is Omar Eberhart.
He is not back to Dale County yet because he still must complete service training.