Deputy joins Spring Valley force


Dalton Bellock
By: 
David Phillips

Dalton Bellock began patrolling Spring Valley June 12 as he fills the last open slot in the local three-deputy force.

Bellock, of Rushford, graduated from Rushford-Peterson High School and then went to Alexandria Technical Community College, where he graduated with a law enforcement degree in 2015. He served full-time in the Rushford Police Department before coming to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office in February.

He replaces deputy Mike Hadland, who went back to patrolling the entire county for the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Bellock joins deputies Alex Hartley and Jordan Heyer, both who started working in Spring Valley earlier this year. Spring Valley has a contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement protection.

Bellock was drawn to law enforcement because he has family relatives who are in this line of work. “I’ve always found it fascinating,” he said.

The deputy said things have been going well as he entered his second week of working in Spring Valley last Monday.

“It reminds me a lot of Rushford, without the bluffs, of course,” he said. “It has a nice, small town feel to it.”

When he isn’t patrolling the streets, Bellock enjoys hunting, fishing and working out.