The Idaho Falls Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of Officers David Shanor and Justin Hegstrom to the city’s police force.
Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper officially swore them in on April 20.
“The department is excited to have Officers Shanor and Hegstrom join us as we strive to create a community free of crime and disorder,” Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride said. “They will do great things within our community because of their enthusiasm and commitment to the profession.”
Shanor, who has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Life Pacific College, never expected he’d end up in law enforcement. But, after a ride-along, he was drawn to the profession. He graduated from the Idaho State University Law Enforcement Program in December 2016.
Prior to being hired by the IFPD, Shanor worked as the produce manager at Broulims.
Shanor and his wife Angela have been married for 10 years. They have four children.
Hegstrom, who has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from ISU, spent 18 years in an information technology career. But, when the opportunity arose, he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement.
“It’s more rewarding than computer work,” he said. “I was good at (computers), but I didn’t have the passion for it.”
Hegstrom worked previously for the Shelley Police Department for two and a half years.
He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 22 years. They have three children and one grandchild.