New Deputies sworn in
May 5, 2022
Three newly hired deputies were sworn in April 26 by Columbia County Sheriff Joe Helm. Two of the new deputies, Blake Ahlers, second from left, and Payden Teel, third from left, come to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office from other agencies. Ahlers previously was with the Walla Walla Police Department and Teel comes to Columbia County from the Wapato P.D. David Walling recently graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission academy where he was first in his class. From left: Undersheriff Robbie Patterson, Deputy Blake Ahlers, Deputy Payden Teel, Deputy David Walling and Sheriff Joseph Helm.