BUCKHANNON –The Upshur County Commission approved a request from Sheriff David Coffman to hire Seth Cutright as a deputy in the Upshur County Sheriff’s office.
Cutright will begin employment Nov. 22, 2020 at the pay wage rate of $19.37 per hour.
Cutright is no newcomer in Upshur County, however. He had been working in law enforcement in Lewis County, but he decided to come back to his hometown.
“I was working over in Lewis county – and it’s nice working in Lewis County – but this is my hometown,” Cutright said. “I started there in December of 2019, and then I’ll work up until my last day there, the 21st.”
He said the transition from Lewis County to Upshur should be smooth.
“It’s coming up pretty quick,” Cutright said. “I have some paperwork I have to finish in Lewis County to get everything wrapped up there, and then I’ll be ready start over here,” Cutright said. “It should be an easy transition; I’ll just be learning the new things they’ve implemented that I have to do – the procedures that differ from county to county.”
Cutright said he was bear hunting with David Coffman, who originally piqued his interest in law enforcement.
“I was bear hunting with Sheriff David Coffman and he was talking to me about it and that’s how I got interested,” Cutright said. “My favorite part of the job is you get to help people for one, and then for two, getting the bad guys off the streets.”
Cutright thanked the county commission for letting him come back, saying he was happy to be back in Upshur County.
The Upshur County Commission also approved an Authorization for Additional Services from Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $2,000. CEC is conducting a Hydrologic and Hydraulic study for Brushy Fork and an unnamed tributary of Brushy Fork on the 13.84-acre property (the Wellness Complex) located off of Ridgeway Road in Buckhannon.
The original project focused on the south side of Brushy Fork, and the additional services will provide modeling for proposed pads on the north and south side of Brushy Fork, which will be used to finalize the hydraulic report.