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On Friday, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced that a Deputy Sheriff employed by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Official Misconduct. While his innocence is presumed as an accused, the former member has been terminated from employment as a Deputy Sheriff because his actions created the appearance of impropriety. A Deputy Sheriff employed by this agency is held to the highest ethical and professional standards and this type of impropriety will not be tolerated by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.

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Anthony Shields, 25, of Colchester was arrested on December 17th by Sheriff’s Deputies for reporting to work in an alleged intoxicated condition. Shields recently graduated the Police Academy in November and was previously employed at the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer since 2017.

Shields was subsequently processed and released on appearance tickets reportable to the Delhi Town Court on January 26, 2021.

Speaking on the arrest, Sheriff Craig S. DuMond remarked, “I am extremely disappointed and exasperated by Mr. Shields conduct. His actions discredited himself, his peers, and the honor of the Sheriff’s Office. Let these charges and his immediate termination from service demonstrate to the public that no one is above the law and that similar matters will always be dealt with swiftly and openly to ensure the continued public trust which every member of the Sheriff’s Office cherishes”.

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