Brett Schroetlin to name Schafer Grand County undersheriff if elected |

Brett Schroetlin to name Schafer Grand County undersheriff if elected

Brett Schroetlin
Byron Hetzler | Sky-Hi Daily News

Grand County sheriff candidate Brett Schroetlin has announced Wayne Schafer as his potential undersheriff pending victory in the Nov. 4 election.

Schafer was raised in western Grand County and graduated from West Grand High School in 1993. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1993-1997, before returning to Grand County and working at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office from 1997-2007, where he served as a sergeant. In 2007, Schafer was hired by the Granby Police Department, where he still works as a police officer.

The Grand County undersheriff serves directly under the sheriff and is responsible for the operation of the office, jointly or in the absence of the sheriff.

“Since arriving in Grand County in 2002, I have had the honor of working side by side with Wayne on a regular basis,” said Schroetlin. “He is highly respected by law enforcement professionals, other public safety agencies, and the community. Wayne shares my same vision of increased community partnerships, and operating an agency based on our core principles: honesty, integrity, and transparency, and he will no doubt succeed in this extremely important position.”

Schroetlin defeated incumbent Sheriff Rod Johnson in the Republican primary in June. He is being challenged by Undersheriff John Stein, who has mounted a write-in campaign as an unaffiliated candidate. There is no Democratic Party sheriff’s candidate.

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