UCSD welcomes Deputy Chidester back


BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome Tyler Chidester as its newest full-time Deputy.

Chidester grew up in Kanawha Head, Upshur County and is a 2012 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School.  He is also a graduate of the 161st West Virginia Basic Police Training Academy.

Chidester began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office on September 7, 2014. He then went to the WV Department of Natural Resources in August 2019 and served as a Natural Resources Police Officer until July 2021.

On August 16, 2021, Deputy Chidester returned where his career began with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office.  He has always been an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys hunting and fishing. Deputy Chidester currently lives in Upshur County with his wife and three children.

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