First African-American Chief Deputy appointed in Montgomery County


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s a day that will go down in the history books. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has sworn in its first African-American Chief Deputy. 

In an interview inside Daryl Wilson’s new office Wednesday, he says: “I’m up to the challenge.”

He was officially sworn in on Tuesday.

“To say that you’re the first of anything carries a whole lot of weight,” Wilson said. “But the good thing about being the first of anything is that you pave the path for the next person so it means a lot.”

It’s a a big accomplishment for Daryl Wilson, a Dunbar High School and Northwestern University graduate, who first joined the Sheriff’s Office back in 1991.

He worked his way through the ranks from road patrol to narcotics to overseeing the county jail, just to name a few.

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