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July 18, 2014

Three Merced County men join the CHP

Three Merced County residents have recently been sworn in as California Highway Patrol officers.

Three Merced County residents have recently been sworn in as California Highway Patrol officers.

Justin Beutel of Merced, a 2008 graduate of Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, has been assigned to serve in the CHP’s Indio area office. Before joining the CHP, Beutel received a degree in political science from UC Merced, the law enforcement agency said in a news release.

Edgar M. Carrillo, a Livingston native and 2005 graduate of Livingston High School, has been assigned to the San Diego office. Carrillo, a former correctional officer with the Merced County Sheriff’s Department, studied criminal justice at Merced Community College, the CHP said.

Jeremy Keller of Merced, a 2005 Merced High School graduate, has been assigned to the Baldwin Park office. Keller earned a degree in business administration from California State University, Stanislaus. Prior to joining the CHP, Keller worked as a clerk at Raley’s in Merced.

All three new officers completed the CHP’s rigorous 27-week cadet training program, which included classes in vehicle patrol, accident investigation, first aid, capturing and arresting criminal suspects, and identifying drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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