Adam Carroll and Kurtis Jeffers were sworn in as reserve deputies with the Huntington County Sheriff's Department on Monday, May 6, at the Huntington County Jail.
Carroll enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school and served for four years as a military police officer.
In September, Carroll will become a full-time officer with the department.
"It's a great feeling," he says. "It's something you grow up your whole life wanting to do, be a policeman, and it's finally here.
"Finally feels like I'm reaching my dreams."
Law enforcement is something of a family business for Jeffers, whose stepfather is a sergeant within the sheriff's department and whose father is an Indiana State Police trooper.
"It's just been a passion of mine to pursue law enforcement," Jeffers says.
Jeffers notes he put in 600 hours of work at the police academy.
He adds that he hopes to find a full-time law enforcement position soon.