GREELEY — On Aug. 12, Weld County Deputy Sheriff Glen Cowan became a U.S. citizen.
Deputy Cowan was hired by Sheriff John Cooke in January 2005 as a corrections cfficer and became a patrol deputy in 2007.
Prior to his career with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Cowan worked for the Texas Department of Corrections and Frontier Airlines.
Deputy Cowan moved to the United States in 1999 from Sunderland, England, and became a permanent resident in 2001. Deputy Cowan moved to the U.S. to seek opportunities that he simply didn’t feel were available to him in England and said, “no matter a person’s background or national origin, opportunities are available for people if they are willing to work for them.”
Deputy Cowan filed the official forms for the naturalization process in February and had his interview with the Immigration Service in July. Deputy Cowan was officially recognized as a citizen on Aug. 12 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Center in Centennial.
In a release from the sheriff’s office, Deputy Cowan was described as having “added a very unique perspective to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office and his dedication to his profession is proven through his work product each and every day.”