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Letter: Grand County sheriff candidate promises to serve entire community

To the Editor:

My decision to run for sheriff was based on the tremendous amount of encouragement from the community, law enforcement and other emergency services personnel, and current and past Sheriff’s Office employees. From that point on, this decision was not about “me,” but was about how “we” could better our community together.

Your confidence during the primary election proved that residents of Grand County are tired of the system that has been prevalent here for decades and are seeking a new positive direction in law enforcement. The Sheriff’s Office works for the citizens of Grand County and must work proactively and diligently to serve and protect the community. My pledge to the citizens of Grand County is a Sheriff’s Office that works actively within the community for EVERYONE.

The focus will be to foster and build community partnerships, working together with other Grand County professionals in law enforcement, EMS, fire, and human services for the benefit of our entire community. We need a Sheriff’s Office that is strengthened through staff development, empowerment, retention, and community interaction.

This campaign has been operated on three core principles: honesty, integrity and transparency. And you, the people, decided in the primary, that indeed, it is time for a new direction. Now, we’re facing a write-in opponent who “vows to maintain (the) course” — something you clearly said “no” to in the primary. Regardless of your political affiliation, we all live in this community together. Our unified purpose is to make Grand County a safe and enjoyable place for our residents and tourists. This is, and has been, the vision throughout my campaign.

I am honored to be YOUR candidate for Grand County Sheriff. The support of this community is humbling. Thank you for believing in me to lead you into the next generation of Grand County law enforcement. We look forward to your continued support in the November general election when we all can effect positive changes, a new direction for everyone. TOGETHER we can make a difference in the safety of Grand County.

YOU can be a part of this new direction. Please vote Nov. 4: BRETT SCHROETLIN for sheriff.

Brett Schroetlin

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