Press Release


New Class 1 Reserve

Kittitas County, WA - 09/06/2019 - Reserve Deputy Jerred Copenhaver earns his Class 1 rating.

The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Reserve Deputy Jerred Copenhaver was  promoted to a Class 1 Reserve in August of 2019.  Jerred donated countless hours to train and patrol with commissioned deputies in order to demonstrate his proficiency in the Law enforcement Career Field.  Jerred started as a reserve for Kittitas County in 2008 before moving to Yakima and serving as a Reserve for Yakima PD.  He returned to Kittitas County in 2018 where he continued his service to our community. 

Reserve Deputy Copenhaver’s training and experiences were tested while completing the same rigorous Field Training program required by a full time deputy in order to obtain his Class 1 rating.   As a Class 1 Reserve, Sheriff Dana has entrusted Reserve Deputy Copenhaver to conduct solo patrols while volunteering his time to support patrol functions in our county.  This is no easy task, especially considering Jerred is a full-time teacher for the Royal City School District.  His dedication to the program is evident in the fact that he successfully balances a full-time job, a family and still finds time to complete such a monumental task. 

The reserve program plays a vital role in supporting the Sheriff’s Office with dedicated volunteers and has been the starting point for numerous law enforcement members who serve across the United States.  Anyone interested in becoming a reserve for the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office can find more information about the reserve program on the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office website or they can contact Sergeant Nate Foster at 509-962-7525.

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Contact: Commander Ben Kokjer 509-933-8218