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The Wood County Chaplain Program was started in 2015 and currently consist of two chaplains. Our Chaplains have been trained to provide pastoral and spiritual care to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department’s multiple divisions as well as those agencies associated with the department. The Chaplain Program is non-denominational in nature and is not meant to encourage a particular religion, denomination or religious traditions.

This unit is available for our members and their families as well as to assist our deputy sheriffs when interacting with the citizens and visitors of Wood County. Some of the areas they may assist with include but are not limited to

  • Line of duty death or significant injury
  • Hospital visitations for active and retired members
  • Death notifications
  • Debriefing of critical incidents

The role of the Chaplain Program is to aid, support, listen, work with and guide those who are faced with difficult situations. Additionally, our chaplains have attended various trainings to aid in the previously mentioned areas.

Our Chaplains partake in department trainings, ride alongs, and briefings to familiarize themselves with the operation off the Wood County Sheriff’s Department and its members.

Chaplain David Bratlie

Chaplain Mark Quayhackx

If you have questions about the Wood County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain Program or are interested in becoming a chaplain please contact Lt Charlie Hoogesteger: contact form