Courtesy Photo / For the Courier On May 19, Valley County Deputy Jesse Vaughan (r) was deputized as a Special Deputy with the U.S. Marshal Service. Deputy Vaughan has been an officer with the Valley County Sheriff's Office for just over a year and has completed the basic requirements as a law enforcement officer in the State of Montana, which includes attending the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. Deputy Vaughan has shown himself to be an exemplary, hardworking officer who was singled out by Sheriff Tom Boyer and Chief Deputy Hornung of the U.S. Marshal Service. The relationship with the U.S. Marshal Service allows for cooperation between both agencies in the endeavor to apprehend wanted fugitives from justice. Additionally, training opportunities, which encompass court security, officer safety, and tactical maneuvers, will be an additional benefit of the agreement. In attendance for the oath and swearing-in were, Deputy Jesse Vaughan, mom and step-dad Cheryl and Phil, girlfriend Kayla, U.S. Marshal Brandon Ratliff and Sheriff Tom Boyer.