Judge Jack Peace swore in the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office’s newest deputy Monday.
Jose Lopez served more than three years as a deputy sheriff for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and also served on the Grundy County Crisis Intervention Team.
Lopez received his law enforcement training while serving in the Military Police in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and deployed to Afghanistan. He was awarded a Combat Action Badge, a Purple Heart, and other merits while serving in the military.
Jose and his family have lived in the Trenton/Spickard area since 2000, and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office reports Lopez will move to the Princeton area.