To the Editor:
To the citizens and voters of Miami County, concerning the candidates for sheriff of Miami County that you will be voting for on Nov. 8, 2016:
Considering the candidates that are running for this important position, I believe Chief Deputy Dave Duchak is the most qualified person for this position and should be elected to be the next sheriff of Miami County.
I have been serving the citizens of Miami County for almost 47 years as a deputy sheriff with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and an investigator for the Miami County Clerk of Courts. Chief Deputy Dave Duchak has proven to me that he is a true leader, who serves the citizens of Miami County with integrity and dedication.
Chief Deputy Dave Duchak is a Republican, but he isn’t a politician and doesn’t play politics. He is an outstanding law enforcement officer always putting what is best for the employees of the Miami County Sherrif’s Office and the citizens of Miami County first, instead of himself. Chief Deputy Dave Duchak has an excellent working relationship with other law enforcement agencies, county officials, and other agencies as they are working together to fight heroin, drug problems, and criminal activity that we are facing.
The leadership of Sheriff Charles Cox and Chief Deputy Dave Duchak has given the citizens of this county and sheriff’s office that we all should be proud of. With their leadership our officers are better trained, with officers continually going to training, and they are better equipped, with grants being obtained to purchase equipment and also extra patrol hours on the roads.
I believe that the majority of the officers and employees at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office respect and support Chief Deputy Dave Duchak and his bid to become the next sheriff of Miami County.
I am asking the citizens of Miami County to support and elect Chief Deputy Dave Duchak as our next sheriff of Miami County for the safety of all concerned.
— Billie J. Ray, Retired Deputy Sheriff
Miami County Sheriff’s Office