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Sherrer to run for sheriff of Tallapoosa County

Published 7:29pm Friday, January 17, 2014

Kenny Sherrer is announcing his plans to run for the office of Sheriff of Tallapoosa County as a Republican.

Sherrer began is career in 1991 as a reserve deputy, and attended the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Law Enforcement Academy.

“I worked my way up through the ranks of the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Department for a total of 20 years of law enforcement experience,” Sherrer said. “The positions I held were patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, investigator, investigation sergeant and Chief Deputy for seven years.

Sherrer said as Chief Deputy he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department including patrol deputies, investigations, dispatchers, jail personnel, county jail and overseeing the department budget.

“I have extensive experience working all types of criminal cases and have attended numerous training classes throughout the years,” Sherrer said. “I am SWAT certified and Advanced SWAT certified. I was Chief of Police of the Jackson’s Gap Police Department from Sept. 2009 to Nov. 2010.”

Sherrer attended Lake Martin Leadership in 2003-2004 and served on the board of directors from 2004-2006. Sherrer is also currently serving his second term on the board, which started in 2012 and will end in May 2014.

Sherrer served on the board of directors for the Tallapoosa County Red Cross from 2009-2010 and is Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police Lake Martin Lodge.

Sherrer said if he is elected sheriff, he will work with the people and keep the community safe.

“If elected, I will be a sheriff committed to keeping our communities safe and secure by providing professional law enforcement and correctional services,” Sherrer said. “I enjoy working for and helping the public with their problems and concerns. I will aggressively enforce the criminal and drug laws of the state of Alabama equally and fairly throughout the county.”

Sherrer is 58 years old and has been married for 37 years to Lynda Jackson Sherrer. They have three children: Brandon Sherrer (Heather), Haley and Blake Sherrer (Lyndi). They also have five grandchildren: Piper Sherrer, Kendon Sherrer, Mackenzie Sherrer, Creed Sherrer and Mackenzie Sherrer

“I would like to ask for your vote and support, and we will move forward with new perspective and vision for Tallapoosa County,” Sherrer said.