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Deputy Jason Riggs, of the Beltrami Country Sheriff's office, was promoted Thursday, Sept. 9, to the position of sergeant in the Field Operations Division.

Sergeant Riggs is a six year veteran of the Sheriff's office serving as a patrol deputy, K-9 officer and Headwaters SWAT Team member. Prior to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. He was Blackduck Chief of Police and veteran of the Leech Lake Police Department and Deer River Police Department. He also served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army National Guard for 10 years.

A promotional ceremony was held Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Law Enforcement Center with friends and family present.