I’d like to thank the members of the Douglas County Board, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, and former Sheriff Josh Blackwell for their support in my appointment as Sheriff. I’d also like to thank the employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, who have aided me in acclimating myself to this new position. These outstanding men and women stepped up both before and after the transition occurred, helping to smooth the path ahead. It is a challenging time to lead a department in our current climate, and many Sheriffs and Chiefs have chosen to leave the profession, which I understand. But for those of us who remain, we will move forward and navigate these obstacles, and be better for it. I now look towards completing the initiatives Sheriff Blackwell began, and look towards carrying out my own as well. I grew up here in Douglas County, and being able to serve its citizens as Sheriff is a tremendous honor.