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Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy dies after COVID-19 battle

After battling COVID-19 since December, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office says one of their deputies has died.

Deputy Doug Sanford was described by Sheriff Dennis Quakenbush in a statement as a staple in the community. Sanford had been with with the HCSO since 2015 and previously worked for two Michigan agencies, Indianapolis Animal Control and Carmel Police.

"[He] has done a fantastic job working with the citizens of this county, several animal organizations, assisting other law enforcement agencies, and educating the public on animal laws and ordinances," Quakenbush said. "We thank you for your service and we will miss you dearly."

Sanford is a husband and father of two. Earlier this month, Sanford's family was helped by another Central Indiana law enforcement family.

The Jacob Pickett Response Organization (JPRO), which honors fallen Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett, picks a law enforcement family to help each year during Remembrance Day. This year, Sanford's family was nominated and chosen.

If you would like to donate to the family of Deputy Doug Sanford please use this link

April 16th was the funeral


​The President of the HCSOCAAA, Marty Braley, will facilitate a business meeting consisting of HCSOCAAA Board of Directors, members and Citizen Academy alumni. All alumni are welcome to attend!

For Agenda, Meeting Minutes, Treasurer's Report and Media Report - visit the Members Only page.

If you ordered HCSOCAA merchandise (swag, name badge), you may pick it up at the meeting.

For Agenda, Meeting Minutes, Treasurer's Report and Media Report - visit the Members Only page.

Guest Speaker: Jim Ginder




The Hamilton County Health Department will hold a free Stop the Bleed course on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Participants will learn how to provide direct pressure to a bleeding wound, how to pack a bleeding wound, and how to apply a tourniquet.

“An accident can happen anytime, especially during the summer months,” said Jim Ginder, health education specialist for the Hamilton County Health Department. “We want to give people the confidence they need to go from a shocked bystander to an immediate responder. It could literally be the difference between life or death.”

The Stop the Bleed class will be held directly after the HCSOCAAA meeting at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office training room. All 2022 HCSOCAAA members are welcome to attend! If you are not a current member and want to attend, simply complete the FREE MEMBERSHIP form at

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