Sioux County Welcomes Two New Deputies, Gets Ready For Further Changes

Orange City, Iowa — Two new faces are patrolling the roads and keeping the peace — serving and protecting — in Sioux County.

According to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies have joined their ranks. They are Deputy Sheriff Alex Bakker and Deputy Sheriff Agustin Martinez. They tell us that both deputies began their careers and honorably served as officers of the Sioux Center Police Department.

Sheriff Dan Altena says the Sheriff’s Office personnel are very happy to now welcome them both to their law enforcement family at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Altena says, “We look forward to your continued dedicated service to the citizens of Sioux County!”

Another change will soon take place at the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. Long-serving sheriff Altena will retire, in order to run for the Sioux County Board of Supervisors. He is unopposed in the general election. Altena is scheduled to retire on Wednesday, with the Board of Supervisors appointing a new sheriff on Thursday.

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