Deputy J.R. Myers begins working with the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office this month. —Johnson Publications
J.R. Myers joins county sheriff’s office
For someone who is looking for a small-town environment, Deputy J.R. Myers found the perfect job at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office. He began his duties as deputy May 8, which brings the department back up to full force.
Originally from Hawaii, Myers said Phillips County’s friendly atmosphere reminds him a lot of the island culture. The department has already proved to be a family-type workplace, and Myers was surprised at how many people around town he’s been introduced to in such a short time.
Myers brings a long list of experience to the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Colorado Technical University and a master’s degree in police administration from American Military University.
From February 2003-May 2004, Myers served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a machine gunner in convoy security for the Army.
He spent around four years as a deputy sheriff in Yavapai County, Arizona.
Myers moved to Holyoke from Greeley, where he was a patrol officer for the Department of Military Affairs including training in anti-terrorism and where he also worked for the Division of Youth Corrections as a supervisor at the Platte Valley Youth Center.
Myers has a 14-year-old son and is looking to get involved with church, ATVs and horses.