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Reader Opinion: Pickar for sheriff

I have worked with/known Pat Pickar for over 10 years. Beginning as a young intern with a local police department while in college to working at different agencies in my career. Pat has been my teacher, training officer, partner and supervisor at one point or another. I've watched him react to tense situations on the street and watched him handle internal issues as a supervisor. Regardless of the situation Pat handles each item with professionalism, tact and with a great ability to remain objective.

As a resident of Crow Wing County, I want a sheriff that will be visible, open and strive to make our community safer. As a police officer I want a sheriff that unifies all the agencies in the county. I want a sheriff that leads by example, instilling a strong sense of community in not only the deputies but all officers.

Vote Pickar for sheriff.

Matt Harris