Wright sworn in as Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief

A new Deputy Chief and two deputies were sworn in at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony Monday.

The new Chief Deputy, second in command at the sheriff’s office, is Doyle Wright, recently retired from the Beavercreek Police Department after 25 years of service.

Wright graduated from the Police Academy in London, Ohio, in 1987 and furthered his law enforcement career as a certified Crime Prevention Officer and a certified DARE officer in 1990.

He will bring years of experience in tactics, communications, records, property, internal affairs, policy and community relations, among many other strengths to the sheriff’s office, Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said in a release.

Wright’s first day on the job was Monday. He replaces Carl Loney, who resigned from the position in September, said Kelly. Kelly did not disclose the reason for Loney’s resignation.

In the same week as Loney’s departure, Captain Eric Holmes also left the department when he announced his retirement, Kelly said.

Two sheriff’s deputies were also sworn into service at the ceremony Monday.

Benjamin Barrett, a former sergeant with the Enon Police Department, is a graduate of Xenia High School. Throughout his career, he has received the Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Top Cop Award, has become a certified evidence technician, a firearms re-qualification instructor and is a certified field training officer.

Corey Willman is 1996 graduate of Northeastern High School and attended the University of Toledo and Clark State Community College. He spent several years in the service industry before graduating from the Clark State Community College Police Academy this past August, where he received the top score of his class on the state certification exam.