Lake County native Daniel Hasbrouk graduates, becomes U.S. Marine

Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin: 'At 15, Daniel was one of the original sheriff explorers when the program first started'

PORT ROYAL, S.C. — It has been of much pride to the Hasbrouk family, as well as to the Lake County community, to have one of their own to officially become a U.S. Marine.

Daniel Hasbrouk's graduation from basic training took place Friday, April 8, at U.S. Marines Corps Recruit Depot Base Parris Island, in Port Royal, South Carolina.

Hasbrouk, who lives near the Luther area, had received a homeschool education, and was a member of the first Lake County Sheriff's Office Explorer Group in 2018.

In addition to the Hasbrouk family being present for the graduation, Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin and his wife Dawn had the honor of being invited to the milestone occasion.

"I was honored and privileged to attend the graduation of Daniel Hasbrouk from the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island in S.C.," Martin said. "At 15, Daniel was one of the original (six) sheriff explorers when the program first started. Daniel also was the only explorer to attend and complete both the LCSO Explorer Program and LCSO Reserve Academy."

Martin also made note of all the hard work and hours Hasbrouk volunteered with the initial can drive that has helped so many people locally.

"All of us at the Lake County Sheriff's Office are very proud of Daniel. We know he will do well in his military career and the community is thankful for his service to our country," Martin said.