Tim Lampert has what is needed for sheriff

To the editor:

As a retired Deputy I have known and worked with Tim Lampert for over 28 years. I have worked with Tim on many projects. These included daily law enforcement duties up through administrative duties. Tim has worked hard and competed for every position achieved from jailer thru chief deputy. And once attained, Tim has not sat back and coasted or taken the easy way out.

I have been with Tim in many situations and he has always shown the attitude, knowledge, desire and the temperament to lead and work with others. Tim understands how to spark discussion all the while maintaining professionalism and knowing that people don’t always agree. Tim is not afraid to make a decision and stand by that decision but also not afraid to listen, accept other ideas and change when proven to be needed.

Tim knows the judicial system and the role the sheriff plays in it. Tim believes the judicial system's job should be to protect and serve while bringing criminals to justice. To Tim, justice must be served but he also understands the cycle of criminality. Tim believes that the sheriff should do what is possible to provide opportunities within the confines of the punishment set out by the courts to provide programs and services that are known to help break the cycle of crime.

Tim comes from a strong family background. Tim devotes a lot of time and energy to his family and still manages to give back to the communities of Dubois County. Tim is involved in many volunteer programs and fundraisers and has been for years. Tim understands that good law enforcement involves more than just what is done in uniform.

Now, you know Tim Lampert as I do. A hard-working, "do it right" kind of leader who is a community-oriented family man that believes in a strong but smart judicial system. With that being said, I ask you to please vote for Tim Lampert for sheriff on November 6.

—Sgt. Forrest Kieser, Retired

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