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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Swears in Three New Deputies

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The Chester County Sheriff’s Office welcomed three new deputies this week. Arthur B. Adams, Asim O. John, and Sean M. Marasco each took the oath during a swearing -in ceremony held in Courtroom One of the Chester County Justice Center.

“It’s always exciting to welcome new employees into the office,” said Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh. “I have every confidence that Deputy Adams, Deputy John, and Deputy Marasco will excel in their training and become valuable additions to an already outstanding team.”

Adams, a native of Chester County, has been working for several years as a security officer, most recently at Lankenau Hospital. He also worked previously as a correctional officer at Chester County Prison.

After graduating from Downingtown West High School, Adams decided that his longtime interest in helping others made law enforcement a logical career choice. Although his family has a strong history of military service, Adams was the first to pursue police work. He received his Act 120 certification from the Delaware County Community College Police Academy in 2013.

When he’s not working, Adams enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing golf. He began that hobby as a teenager. His new colleagues are hoping he will transfer those skills to the softball diamond: They would love to add a lefty to the office team.

John grew up in Oxford, and after graduating from Oxford Area High School, he found a niche for his mechanical talents in the aerospace industry, where he built parts for private jets and helicopters. But after about five years, he found the work repetitive and not as fulfilling as working on his own machinery.

Sensing John’s interest in changing gears, a close friend, former Chester County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Brough, urged him to consider law enforcement, especially the Sheriff’s Office. John graduated from the Delaware County Community College Police Academy in 2016 and began working for the Lincoln University Police Department.

In his spare time, John enjoys interacting with his family – he and his wife have three children ranging in age from 7 months to 11 with a fourth on the way. He can also often be found under a car hood -- making repairs or improvements – or exercising his passion for motorcycles.

Although Marasco was born in Wilmington, De., his family moved to Chester County when he was an infant. He considers himself a Coatesville native since he grew up in that area. During that time he experienced strong military and law-enforcement influences from multiple family members. However, he didn’t decide to follow that lead until after earning a bachelor’s degree in international business from Widener University.

Since then, Marasco obtained a real estate license, traveled around the world, and joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, where he has served for the past five years. He also attended the Reading Police Academy, graduating in 2015.  

Marasco and his wife, Jessica, have two sons: 3-year-old Mason and 4-month-old Kelley. During his free time, he can probably be found outdoors. He enjoys a wide variety of activities, including camping, kayaking, snow-boarding and scuba-diving.

Pictured: Lt. Adam Sibley (from left), Lt. Kurt Hansen, Chief Deputy Jason Suydam, and Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh welcome Deputy Sheriff Sean Marasco, Deputy Sheriff Arthur Adams and Deputy Sheriff Asim John.

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