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To the editor:
I'm writing you today to explain why I'm voting for
Michael Geriets, candidate for Logan County sheriff. I've known Mike
Geriets for 12 years, where Mike has been my direct supervisor. I
will tell you, he is the one of the best "street cops" I have ever
met. Mike has a long list of accomplishments spanning a continuous
25-year career, which include promotions to corporal and sergeant,
D.A.R.E. instructor, field training officer, FBI National Academy,
and an appointment to deputy chief. Those accomplishments are just
to name a few!
Mike applied for the chief's position in 2010, but the
appointment went to Chief Ken Greenslate. Mike aspired to be chief
of police but was denied the opportunity. Mike Geriets did not look
back, ponder, whine or dwell on the fact he did not achieve the
appointment. Instead, Mike Geriets moved forward with no complaints
and is now a superb administrator, managing a budget and 25
officers' needs with equipment, uniforms, vehicles, maintenance and
the general day-to-day hustle of running a police department. Mike's
"customer service" is second to none.
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Mike has been an innovator since I've known him, always thinking
of trying something new and having the vision of where things should
be headed days, weeks, months and years down the road. Common sense
Based on my knowledge and experience, status quo in the law
enforcement profession is not the place to be. Society changes,
people change, technology changes and equipment changes. Mike has
the foresight to see the changes already in the making and for those
which are forming; Mike has a great ability to adapt. CHANGE IS
My message is simple: GO VOTE! Change is GOOD! Any questions,
come see me or call.
Sincerely and respectfully,
March 12, 2014]
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