The Milbank Police Department has added two part-time officers to their force. The pair took the oath of office on Tuesday, June 23, at the Grant County Courthouse.
Zach Angerhofer and Wesley Bowsher were both hired at the Milbank City Council meeting in June. Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren said, “They were added as a precaution to the COVID-19 pandemic. I did have concerns of officers having to quarantine or becoming infected. Our department is small, and I thought we needed to be prepared for all possibilities.”
Zach and Wes are both certified police officers in South Dakota. Both also graduated from Milbank High School in 2017. They attended Lake Area Tech in Watertown together and obtained their degrees in 2019.
Zach is currently employed in Roberts County. He resides in Milbank with Andrea Stair and their twin daughters – Eleanore and Peyton.“Zach has a good head on his shoulders and has matured into a fine young man,” expressed
VanVooren. Wes had been working for Hand County as a deputy sheriff for the past year, but recently moved back to Milbank. He is engaged to Madison Schulte also of Milbank. “Wesley has what it takes to be a great officer,” added VanVooren.
Left to right: Zach Angerhofer, Judge Dawn Elshere, and Wes Bowsher.