Three new Deputies taking their oaths

Sheriff Mike Taylor swears in Deputies Dustin Stubbs, l-r, Thomas Robinson and Mike Patterson on Tuesday, June 4.

Although their administrative duties started on Monday, May 6, Sheriff Mike Taylor swore in new Lake County Sheriff Deputy hires Mike Patterson, Dustin Stubbs and Thomas Robinson during a special event on Tuesday, June 4. 

Recognized during the Lake County Board of Commissioners’ work session, Sheriff Taylor first recognized the Board and Lakeview Town Councilors for their support, and gave a brief introduction of the Deputies. 

Deputy Patterson, 40, was hired by the Lakeview Police Department in 2016 and recently took a job with the Lake County Juvenile Probation Office in 2018. He’s married to his wife, Jamie, and has two children, Gavin and Owen. Deputy Patterson is already certified through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Academy when he worked for the Lakeview Police Department. 

Deputy Robinson, 28, joined the United States Marine Corps in July 2009 and was honorably discharged in July 2014. During his time in the Marines, Robinson was assigned to active duty areas of Afghanistan and Kuwait. He was assigned details as dignitary protection for former President Barack Obama and his immediate family. Deputy Robinson has achieved degrees in criminal justice and aviation and will report to the DPSST Academy on Sunday, Aug. 11. 

Deputy Stubbs, 39, has worked for the Lake County 911 Dispatch Department for 11 years and was ranked as a Captain and Battalion Chief with Lakeview Fire Department. He’s been married to his wife, Jeri for 15 years and has four kids; Adrian, Riley, Brynner and Camden. He will also be attending the DPSST on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Taylor then repeated the oath and the three deputies with their hands held high were sworn into their positions and received their badges. 

“The profession’s most visible symbol has taken on almost iconic meaning,” said Sheriff Taylor. “The badge represents public trust.” 

The Deputies got the chance to pick who they wanted to pin them as the badge was placed over the lapel above the heart signifying the conscious act to remain true to their professional trust. 

Deputy Patterson asked his wife Jamie to present his, mother Geri and stepfather Michael Mello pinned Deputy Robinson and Deputy Stubbs asked his wife Jeri. 

The trio is now officially a part of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and will open a new chapter in their professional careers. Honoring the badge on their chest is the focus, but providing safety for the citizens of Lake County is the goal.

The full video of the Commissioners meeting and the pinning of these deputies  can be viewed at 

For more information, contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Dept., at 541-947-6027. 

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