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Dear Citizens of Adams County,
Four years ago I wrote a letter endorsing Sheriff Doug Darr and the honor and integrity with which he runs the Adams County Sheriff’s …
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Dear Citizens of Adams County,
Four years ago I wrote a letter endorsing Sheriff Doug Darr and the honor and integrity with which he runs the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Here I am again endorsing Sheriff Darr, a man whom I’ve known and observed for many years as a man who is committed to serving the community of Adams County, dedicated to protecting our rights and always speaking the truth.
A short time ago I celebrated with my husband, still an Adams County deputy, his 33 years of service to protect the Adams County residents. I still make sure every morning that he knows when he steps out the door and becomes a cop that he is loved and supported and, if he doesn’t walk back in the door that evening, I know he knew. He also holds the values of truth and justice and walks beside a man he values as not only a friend but as a leader who inspires and expects his employees to uphold the law and its values.
I wrote the following four years ago which still holds absolutely true:
“I have seen several sheriffs come and go and have seen a lot of decisions that have been made over the years. Some have been stupid; others have been made to benefit us as law-abiding citizens. I have yet to see Sheriff Darr stand up and say, ‘It’s not my fault.’ He believes in taking a stand and doing what’s right.”
I also have met and observed Sheriff Darr’s opponent and have had the unique opportunity of seeing how Sheriff Darr has handled the untruths and misrepresentation of facts that his opponent has engineered while knowing the background of such truths. I don’t believe I would be as humble and as wise in such a situation as Sheriff Darr has been. I encourage every resident of Adams County to conduct research, read all the legal documents (available online) which the opponent has tried to use despairingly and make an informed decision prior to casting your vote. The Republican candidate (funny how he was a Democrat just months ago) has also defended the accusation of the use of lewd comments to fellow female employees as; “The f-word’s in my vocabulary. I’ve said it. I’m a police officer” depicts the integrity of this candidate and the lack of professionalism.
Sheriff Darr has done a great deal to add to the protection of our neighborhoods during the time he has held office. In fact, this last year when faced with the decision in cutting the budget (during the economic crisis) he found alternative methods of saving money and preserved each employee’s job so they could support their families when some of their spouses had lost their jobs elsewhere. He personally cares about the people he works with.
I am proud of the work the Adams County deputies do for each of its residents they have sworn to serve and protect. I am proud of Sheriff Darr for setting a standard and requiring his employees to reach that standard. I ask that each resident continue to support their local police department and their sheriff, Doug Darr.
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