Sheriff Lane sworn in Reserve Deputy Matt Fowler, Deputy Harrison Jestel, Deputy Eric Long, Deputy Nicholas Bougie, and Deputy Kavon Grubbs-Hampton at today’s swearing in ceremony held in Eldridge. We would like to Congratulate and Welcome these new Deputies on their new careers in law enforcement and dedication to Scott County.
Harrison Jestel grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from Davenport Central in 2015 where he participated in Baseball, Basketball, and National Honors Society. Harrison attended Muscatine Community College then transferred to Blackhawk College to finish his Associates Degree. Harrison obtained his undergraduate degree in accounting as well as a master’s in arts of Management (Sports Management Focus) from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. While in college Harrison played baseball, made academic honor roll, and was involved in various community service days. Harrison’s hobbies include working out, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Harrison is the son of Harold and Lorraine Jestel, he has two siblings, and his grandfather, Donald Jestel, worked for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, posse member, and a bailiff.
Eric Long grew up in Davenport, Iowa where he graduated from North Scott High School and attended Iowa Central Community College. He previously worked at Premier Metal Art and the Davenport Police Department. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and friends.
Kavon Grubbs-Hampton was born in Rock Island, Illinois and raised in Davenport, Iowa. Kavon attended West High School and went on to graduate from Scott Community College. Kavon has served in the Army National Guard for 5 years. He trains in mixed martial arts in his free time. Kavon has served overseas and is now looking forward to serving at home.
Nicholas Bougie was born and raised in Davenport, IA, graduated from North High School in 2018, and completed 300 plus hours of community service in organizations like the American Legion and the Davenport Community School District. After graduation, Nicholas enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman, eventually attaining the rank of sergeant, and receiving assignment to his current unit in Des Moines, IA. After the completion of his active-duty training, Nicholas has spent three (3) years as a frontline supervisor with United Parcel Service (UPS). Currently, Nicholas is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in emergency management, and enjoys lifting weights, kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain climbing.
Matt Fowler was born in Davenport and graduated from Davenport North in 1988. He was a military police officer in the United States Army from 1988 to 1992. Matt Fowler worked in the Scott County Jail in 1996 and worked in the Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy from 1997 until 2008. In 2008 he started with the Muscatine Police Department where he serves as a police corporal on dayshift where he serves as a field training officer and is a SFST Instructor. Matt has been married to my wife Lyn for 24 years and has 3 adult children.