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New faces: Dedicated to serving country, community

 

July 20, 2022

Benny Westcott

Garritt Bolkcom has followed his United States Marines Corps service by becoming part of the Sweet Home Police Department. "I really love to serve, and I wanted to serve a great community and be a part of it and give back," he said.

A conversation with Garritt Bolkcom about priorities kept returning to a central concept: service. First, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Now, he's serving his community as the Sweet Home Police Department's newest officer. (June 21 was his first day.)

"I really love to serve, and I wanted to serve a great community and be a part of it and give back," he said. "I want to serve and help people - that's just who I am. That's what really draws me to it."

Born in Medford, the 26-year-old Bolkcom grew up in Grenada, Calif. He joined the Marines not long after his 2014...



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