The Coshocton County Beacon January 10, 2018 - Page 15
JANUARY 10, 2018
THE BEACON 15
SUPPORT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
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Coshocton County Sheriff ’s deputies who made a
donation to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Castle are
allowed to grow beards from November 2017 to the end
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of February 2018. This is just one way the sheriff ’s offi ce
gives back to the community
The Coshocton County Sheriff Offi ce’s staff includes two
K-9s, Henata, who is pictured, and Chili. Both dogs and
their handlers spend a lot of time out in the community
putt ing on demonstrations for a variety of groups.
Sheriff deputies share what led them to law enforcement careers
By Josie Sellers
COSHOCTON - Both of Robert Hill’s grandfathers were in
law enforcement and he knew as a child that he wanted
to follow in their footsteps.
“I wanted to get out and help kids,” Hill said. “One of
my grandfathers retired from here and as some of the
older guys like to remind me, I know I have big shoes to
Brian Noe at fi rst thought about becoming an Ohio
Highway Patrolman, but life brought him to the Coshoc-
ton County Sheriff ’s Offi ce instead.
“I want to help others that can’t help themselves espe-
cial children and the elderly,” he said. “I like being able
to work a case all the way through and seeing people
prosecuted for what they did.”
Noe and Hill agreed to share their stories in honor of
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which
was Jan. 9. Th ey are part of the Coshocton County Sher-
iff Offi ce’s approximately 23 road offi cers, six detectives,
eight dispatchers, eight correction offi cers, litter patrol
offi cer, command and support staff , two k-9s and active
auxiliary members whose job is to serve and protect the
citizens of our county.
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The Coshocton County Sheriff ’s Offi ce is located at 328
Chestnut St. in Coshocton.
Hill particularly remembers having the opportunity to
make a diff erence in one area youth’s life.
“I was on patrol in the summer and kids were throw-
ing trash at the park across from the fi re department,”
he said. “I showed up and they all wanted to take off .
I stopped them and said if they like coming here they
needed to pick up the trash. Th is one kid who I saw all
the time would never wave at me or anything and asked
if they picked up would I play basketball with them. I
said absolutely and shot hoops with them. After that
he started waving. When you see a child who wouldn’t
even smile start waving and giving you high fi ves - that
makes my day.”
One memory from his career that sticks with Noe is
being able to give a family closure.
“We got a missing person call and I just had a gut feel-
ing that it was more than that,” he said. “I worked some
leads, made some phone calls and talked to Detective
Garrison Bryant about what I had and it became a mur-
der case. We were able to get the suspects in custody and
give the family some closure and we did that with the
help of multiple people not just one person.”
Both Noe and Hill agreed that most people only come
into contact with law enforcement offi cers after some-
thing negative has happened and don’t know every-
thing they do behind the scenes to try and help people.
“We aren’t super human like some people may think
we are,” Noe said. “We are just ordinary people trying
to do our job to the best of our ability. Unfortunately,
sometimes we don’t solve cases because all the evidence
we need isn’t there. We are here to try and help people
though because that is our number one job to protect