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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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Two deputies received their peace officer certificates from Sheriff Clay Myers on 11/24/20. Deputy Rick Foreman and Deputy RJ Johnston graduated from the basic law enforcement academy after 720 hours of instruction. They will now enter a field training officer program that will last 560 hours.
Deputy Rick Foreman’s personal statement…
“I have lived in the county ever since my college days at CWU and always loved the area. I came to work at the Corrections Center in 2014 and that work experience was extremely beneficial. I settled into the community more and more, and pretty early on in my Corrections career I knew that I didn’t want to leave Kittitas County. I enjoyed the people and pace of life and wanted to raise a family, and working for the Sheriff’s Office was a natural fit. My wife and I have a four month old that I can’t wait to take to the fair and rodeo. I love the outdoor opportunities here in Kittitas County, and all the different geographies that our county brings. On days off you can find me in the Taneum and Coleman Canyons, and other forest service roads exploring and getting lost, and finding new hikes and camping spots. If you see me walking downtown Ellensburg and Roslyn with my family, give us a wave. I am very excited and humbled to be able serve this community and work with a highly-motivated and hard-working group of people.”
And a little personal history from Deputy RJ Johnston…
“I was raised here in Ellensburg. While growing up in this community, I‘ve had the opportunity to see how amazing this community is. Since I was young, I’ve always looked up to law enforcement as role models. I want to do my part in preserving the positive outlook this community has on law enforcement. I am very grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given living in such a supportive place, and I feel that it is only right to help give back. I am very excited to start my career in such an amazing agency with such amazing people. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get here.”
“I am excited to see these two deputies embark on their careers in law enforcement,” Sheriff Myers said. “I believe that they will contribute to making Kittitas County a safe place to live, work, visit, and play for many years to come.”
Pictured left to right: Deputy RJ Johnston, Sheriff Clay Myers and Deputy Rick Foreman.
Kittitas County, from the Cascades to the Columbia, and online at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us
Chief Deputy Ben Kokjer509-933-8218
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.