Cochise County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Andy Benton has been with the organization for four months.

COCHISE COUNTY — The Cochise County Jail has a new chaplain, an Alaskan who says he has a passion for correctional ministry after being called to his vocation by a higher power.

Chaplain Andy Benton says God called him into pastoral ministry after one of his own relatives made some “poor choices.” The family member ended up incarcerated and when Benton began trying to help his loved one, he discovered what he wanted to do — become a jail chaplain.

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