Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones swore in two Butte College alumni as new correctional officers Wednesday, March 6, at the Glenn County Board of Supervisors Chambers. Jones gave the oath to new correctional officers Miguel Guerrero and Gilberto Mojica, along with Megan Roenspie, a returning employee.
Family and friends of the new officers witnessed the proceedings, along with Glenn County Supervisor Mike Murray.
Guerrero was born in Mexico, but came to this country as a child with his parents. He became a U.S. citizen in 2001. After earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Guerrero graduated from Butte College’s Law Enforcement Academy in 2009. He and his wife Maria have a toddler.
Mojica is also a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in Mexico and immigrating at a young age. Mojica is a 2010 graduate of the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy. He and his wife Melissa have rescued, found homes, and cared for many animals that otherwise would have been neglected or abandoned.
According to the sheriff’s office, both Guerrero and Mojica are dedicated workers with bilingual skills which will greatly enhance the department.