PRESS RELEASE January 10, 2019
Sheriff Joe Gamble and the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce and welcome two new members to the Office.
On December 19, 2018, Deputy Bryant Ortiz successfully completed the 81st Session of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy at Wor-Wic Community College. Deputy Ortiz completed twenty-four weeks of intense training, including the basic and required topics mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission. Deputy Ortiz served with the United States Armed Forces and worked briefly in the Talbot County Detention Center prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Ortiz will complete an additional eight weeks of field training with a certified field training instructor before being released to patrol alone. Deputy Ortiz was chosen as the 81st Session graduate speaker, is bi-lingual, impressed the training staff at Wor-Wic, as well as the staff of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office with his intelligence, desire to serve the citizens of Talbot County and his energy. Deputy Ortiz has already volunteered for numerous community events, and our staff is confident he will be an asset to this Office and an outstanding citizen of Talbot County.
On December 17, 2018, Deputy First Class Donald Johnson joined the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office after serving Cambridge Police Department for the last four years. Dfc. Johnson is a certified K-9 handler and will be bringing his partner, Cairo with him to the Sheriff’s Office. Dfc. Johnson is a Talbot County resident and is looking forward to serving the citizens of this great county.
Sheriff Gamble is excited about adding these two young energetic deputies to a staff of deputies who are committed to continue the fight against this ever present drug epidemic and serving the citizens of Talbot County.