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Bob Perreault, left, and wife Nancy stand proudly with their son Daniel Perreault moments before he is sworn in as Plumas County’s newest corrections officer Nov. 9 at the county courthouse. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Sheriff’s department welcomes new corrections officer

Bob Perreault, left, and wife Nancy stand proudly with their son Daniel Perreault moments before he is sworn in as Plumas County’s newest corrections officer Nov. 9 at the county courthouse. Photos by Mari Erin Roth
Bob Perreault, left, and wife Nancy stand proudly with their son Daniel Perreault moments before he is sworn in as Plumas County’s newest corrections officer Nov. 9 at the county courthouse. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Plumas County Sheriff’s Office personnel gathered at the courthouse Nov. 9 to witness the swearing in of Daniel Perreault as a new corrections officer.

“He is a great new addition to the team,” said Jail Commander Chad Hermann.

Perreault is originally from New Hampshire, but was brought to California when his father, Bob Perreault, was transferred to Fremont. After four years in the Sacramento area, the family came to Quincy in 2006 when Papa Perreault was hired as the director of the county’s public works department.

Son Daniel attended Quincy High School and graduated from Feather River College in 2013 with an associate degree in administrative justice.

“He’s worked hard to accomplish all he has,” said his mother, Nancy Perreault. “Daniel has had law enforcement as a goal since elementary school.”

Initially, after graduating from FRC, Daniel went to Reno in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree.

“After six months I changed my mind,” said Daniel, “I decided to come back and begin my career.”

Daniel was successfully hired by the sheriff’s office in 2014 to work courthouse security and was recently transferred to the county jail in July.

At 23, Daniel is well on his way, according to his father, “He has gotten a position in his home town for the county and we are very happy,” said Perreault, Sr. “And he’s going a lot further,” assured his mother.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood, left, stands by with proud father and director of Plumas County Public Works Bob Perreault immediately after the swearing in of his son Daniel Perreault as a corrections officer. The men stand by as proud mama Nancy Perreault gives her son a congratulatory hug.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood, left, stands by with proud father and director of Plumas County Public Works Bob Perreault immediately after the swearing in of his son Daniel Perreault as a corrections officer. The men stand by as proud mama Nancy Perreault gives her son a congratulatory hug.

Daniel’s next task is to complete four to five weeks of training at the Core Academy in March or April 2017. When asked if he intended to become a deputy for the sheriff’s office, Daniel said, “I might.”

Extending a hand of congratulations to Daniel’s parents, Sheriff Greg Hagwood offered, “ We have a great group of folks for support here.” “If you need anything, just call,” added Hagwood.

Before, during, and after the ceremony of swearing young Perreault in as a corrections officer, the outpouring of support from the community was clearly evident. People working at the courthouse kept coming out and hugging the new officer, most with tears in their eyes.

Words of encouragement were launched toward Daniel from somewhere above in the marble courthouse just before the big moment arrived.

After Elections Coordinator Marcy DeMartile issued the oath to Daniel to swear him in, he received a hug from that county official to seal the deal.

Nancy was given the honor by Hagwood of pinning the new star upon her son’s chest.

“I would not be where I am at without my parents’ support,” said Daniel Perreault humbly, Plumas County’s newest corrections officer.

Marcy DeMartile issues the oath to Daniel Perreault on Nov. 9, as he officially becomes a corrections officer for Plumas County. From left, Marcy DeMartile, Steve Small, Undersheriff Dean Canalia, County HR Director Nancy Selvage, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Corrections Officer Daniel Perreault, Nancy Perreault and Bob Perreault.
Marcy DeMartile issues the oath to Daniel Perreault on Nov. 9, as he officially becomes a corrections officer for Plumas County. From left, Marcy DeMartile, Steve Small, Undersheriff Dean Canalia, County HR Director Nancy Selvage, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Corrections Officer Daniel Perreault, Nancy Perreault and Bob Perreault.
Keeping with tradition, sheriff‘s office and other county personnel show their support by attending the official swearing-in ceremony at the courthouse welcoming their newest corrections officer to the team. From left, Undersheriff Dean Canalia, County Supervisors Lori Simpson and Jeff Engel, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Bailiff Steve Small, Jail Commander Chad Hermann, Corrections Officer Daniel Perreault, Courthouse Security Officers Dick Milburn and John Goings.
Keeping with tradition, sheriff‘s office and other county personnel show their support by attending the official swearing-in ceremony at the courthouse welcoming their newest corrections officer to the team. From left, Undersheriff Dean Canalia, County Supervisors Lori Simpson and Jeff Engel, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Bailiff Steve Small, Jail Commander Chad Hermann, Corrections Officer Daniel Perreault, Courthouse Security Officers Dick Milburn and John Goings.

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