BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office has added three deputies in recent months and is now “fully staffed on the patrol side for the first time in several years,” according to Chief Deputy Jason Trundy.

The newest deputies are Jon Curran, Lewis Dyer and Frank Pellerin.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Curran. Courtesy of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Curran grew up in the Kennebunk area, graduated from Kennebunk High School and graduated from Unity College a bachelor’s degree in conversation law. Curran joined the Washington County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol deputy, and then worked for the Kittery Police Department before relocating to the Jackson area. Curran is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys fishing and hunting.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Lewis Dyer. Courtey of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office

Born in Waldo County, Deputy Lewis Dyer is a familiar face. He graduated from Belfast Area High School and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent with an associate degree in criminal justice and returned to help his community by working for the Belfast Police Department. Dyer was promoted to patrol sergeant during his time with Belfast Police and now is the newest patrol deputy with the Sheriff’s Office. Last week he also rejoined Belfast Police part-time, approved by the City Council at its June 21 meeting.

Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Pellerin. Courtesy of Waldo County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Frank Pellerin graduated from Nokomis Regional High School in Newport and St. Joseph’s College but had to leave college to fulfill his Marine Corps Reserve commitment. Pellerin served about seven years in the Marine Corps with a deployment to Fallujah, Iraq. After returning home, he joined the Portland Police Department and spent 16 years there, working his way through the ranks to patrol sergeant. He also was a crime scene investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Wanting to be closer to his family, Pellerin left Portland Police and most recently worked for the Pittsfield Police Department before joining the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.