Interim Carter County Sheriff John Ryan has named two additions to the department’s staff.

Ryan says Gus Handke, who resigned his post as a deputy earlier this year, has been rehired.

“Gus is back. He is assigned patrol as a field deputy in the east end of the county. He began his actual patrol duties Saturday,” Ryan said.

The acting sheriff also confirmed Jared Cheek has been reassigned to the department’s SWAT team as a medic. Cheek, director of operations at Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service, will serve as part of the county’s SWAT on an on-call basis.