On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office held a Swearing in Ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office for three newly appointed Deputies, Howard Wilson, Daniel Grafton and Eric Poirier.
Howard Wilson graduated from North Scott High School and attended Upper Iowa University. Howard has been a Scott County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy, worked as a correctional officer and with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and worked as a police officer for the Dodge City, Kansas Police Department. Currently Howard works part-time as a police officer for the Cities of Walcott, Buffalo and Eldridge. Howard Wilson is certified as a lead homicide and death investigator, certified in SWAT/close quarter battle as well as a self-defense instructor.
Daniel Grafton graduated from United Township High School in East Moline, IL and attended Black Hawk College in Moline. While in high school and college, Dan worked for a volunteer fire department and while in college, Dan was elected as the youngest alderman to ever serve for the City of Silvis. Dan was hired as a policeman by Muscatine, Iowa Police Department in 2009 where he served as a K-9 officer for two years, became a field training officer and was promoted to third shift corporal. Dan was recently engaged and plans to be married in early 2016.
Eric Poirier graduated from North Scott High School in May, 2010, graduated from Scott Community College with an associate’s degree in May 2012 and graduated from Western Illinois University in December, 2012 with a business management major and a criminal justice minor. Eric was employed by Hy-Vee in Davenport as a produce clerk from August 2008 until July 2015, after which he was employed by the 7th Judicial District of Correctional Services for the State of Iowa as a residential officer and most recently was employed as a seasonal park ranger by Scott County Conservation. Eric has volunteered as a high school basketball coach at North Scott High School since 2010 and enjoys hunting and fishing.