Reserve Deputy Roger Ferworn and Family Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

roger-ferworn-and-familyWhen: Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from 5 – 8pm

Where: Bucky’s Cafe (3675 Portage Road, Portage, MI)

Donations: $5.00 a person — all other donation amounts will be gratefully accepted.

Reserve Deputy Roger Ferworn was recently diagnosed with acute APL leukemia. He is currently undergoing chemo. Roger and Melani have three children (7 year old son, and 4 year old twin son and daughter). Proceeds raised will help the family with mounting medical bills. Please come out and support them at the spaghetti dinner.

Donations can be made out to the Roger Ferworn Family, Arbor Financial Credit Union, 1551 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 Account #057 for matching purposes.

Raffles and a silent auction will be held.

This event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division.

Special thanks to Bucky’s Cafe and Sherry Drenth for providing the location and food donations!


2014 Kalamazoo County Fair – Wednesday Night

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff Reserve Division is called frequently called upon to provide security for various events and persons.

One of our favorite security details was providing a police escort to The King! Several of our officers helped Elvis get to his next gig.

SAR Training September of 2013

Search and Rescue Training in Kent County that was held September 20-22, 2013. A great practical learning experience. During the final day of training Officers Balkema and Jokela found the missing person who was armed. Balkema disarmed her without being shot with the air soft weapon that he had when she charged at him. Officer Jokela gave chase to her when she tried to escape and carried her back to the group.



Memorial Day in Bronson Park 2013

Local Public Safety Departments participated in the celebration of Memorial Day in Bronson Park including the Kalamazoo County Sheriff Reserve Division. The Honor Guard did an outstanding job posting the colors. The Mounted Division were also on hand looking very sharp as well as a number of other officers.

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9-11-2013 mounted division

Southwest Michigan Honor Flight 2013

The Southwest Michigan Honor Flight organization flies World War II Veterans to and from the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. free of charge to honor them. Many Departments participated from all over Southwest Michigan to honor the World War II Veterans.  They flew into Gerald R. Ford airport in Grand Rapids and were escorted to Western Michigan University.  The Kalamazoo County Reserve Division also participated in this great event.

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2014 Academy First Day of Class

We are proud to have new recruits for our 2014 Academy! Our first night of class on January 13, 2014 went well as the recruits got an introduction to the Sheriff’s Office, instructors, and equipment.