2008-02-23 / Editorials & Letters

Ball supported for FairfieldCounty Sheriff

Editor:

All too often, political candidates seek public office,later in life, for reasons other than a pure passion for the interests of the citizenry. Not Darrell Ball !

Even before Darrell finished high school, he was committed to protecting and defending his fellow Americans. Three years before graduating from Gahanna Lincoln High School in 1983, Darrell had the presence of mind to enroll in the Franklin County Sheriff Cadet Program from 1980 1986.

But Darrell's career in law enforcement was only beginning. In 1987, at age 19, he enrolled in the Ohio Peace OfficerBasic Training Program. From that early point in time to present, Darrell has epitomized the uniformed peace officer'who has worked his way up in the trenches and ultimately to the position of FairfieldCounty Sherriff Lieutenant in 2007.

Character is the most important trait, which encompasses all qualities of law enforcement. It is the character, dedication and professionalism that have propelled Darrell since his high school days. Without a spotlight on himself, Darrell has promoted the revival of the D.A.R.E program, and asks, Why is D.A.R.E. dead in FairfieldCountywhy? Darrell also champions true fiscal responsibility' over the years and sets him apart as a viable steward of our tax dollars.

It is little wonder then, that those band of brothers' who have put their lives on the line, along side Darrell, want a change in Fairfield County, as do I, as a citizen of this great county. Bob Muckensturm Lancaster

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