Recognition and Welcome for Sheriff's Department Staff

A good day for the St. Louis County Sheriff's department, as the sheriff welcomed in new staff and praised those who've done amazing work.

Five new deputies took the oath, along with six new corrections officers. New clerical and dispatch staff got a round of applause and acknowledgement as well. Family and friends filled the room at the Public Safety Building in Duluth.

One of the new deputies, Dante Pettinari, said to spend this day with family and administration and co-workers was an honor. "I've had a lot of jobs that have lead me to where I am today. This is the pinnacle of my education and job and career. And I couldn't be more proud of doing that with St. Louis County."