City hires new police officer who currently serves in Army Reserves

The city of Columbus has added another police officer to its roster.

Darrell Guesman, 33, was sworn into office during Tuesday’s Board of Public Works meeting at Columbus City Hall by Police Chief Jon Rohde. Guesman, a native of Leavittsburg, Ohio, joined the U.S. Army in 2001 after graduating from LaBrae High School and currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve.

During his time in the Army, he served as a team leader, unit leader, master fitness instructor, combatives instructor, non-lethal instructor and mentor for other soldiers, Rohde said.

Guesman most recently worked for Cummins Inc. as a materials engineering apprentice before deciding to become a police officer, Rohde said.

He is scheduled to attend the police academy Feb. 19 and will then undergo field training with three police officers for 14 to 16 weeks. He is expected to be on the road by the end of September, Rohde said.

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