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Letter: Former sheriff’s lieutenant endorses John Stein

To the Editor:

I am saddened to see the sheriff election (from the primary to general election) is tainted by former Sheriff’s Office employees who were justifiably terminated and are using the public media as their sounding board to swing the voters in Grand County.

They all had their opportunity to pursue civil litigation against the Sheriff’s Office if they felt they were wrongfully dismissed and only one choose that action only to have his case dismissed. I applaud Sheriff Johnson’s actions of staying to the high ground and not publicly talking about personnel actions at the Sheriff’s Office to respond to accusations.

I have had the opportunity to work with both John Stein and Brett Schroetlin. Both are great law enforcement officers and are a valuable asset to the citizens of Grand County, and Grand County should be proud to have both of these men as law enforcement officers.

When you are deciding who you should vote for as sheriff, just look at their individual experience, administrative including budget preparation and management. Don’t make a decision based on letters to the editor, rumor mill, or speculation. Both candidates are available to answer any questions you may have. I encourage you to reach out to them and base your decision on facts.

Clearly one candidate stands out as the best choice given his administrative experience not only in law enforcement but in the private sector as well. That choice is John Stein.

Buddy Grinstead


Lieutenant, retired

Grand County Sheriff’s Office

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