Battle for sheriff riddled with tension between boss, deputy

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Battle for sheriff riddled with tension between boss, deputy

Schirard battles deputy Smith
Schirard
Smith

Battle for sheriff riddled with tension between boss, deputy

Schirard
Smith
Duke Schirard

Political affiliation: Republican
key issues: Maintain the level of excellence we have achieved through the next two years despite financial decline in the county; secure more school resource officers.
Work History: La Plata County Sheriff 1995-present; Bayfield Marshal, 1986-1994; Durango Police Department shift supervisor, 1981-86
Family: Two sons
Residence: Bayfield
Favorite U.S. President: Dwight Eisenhower

Sean Smith

Political affiliation: Democrat
key issues: Community involvement; professionalism; fiscal responsibility
Work History: Deputy sheriff, 2012-present; Law-enforcement coordinator for U.S. Department of Justice, October 2010-12; Lieutenant at La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, 2000-10
Family: Wife, Tracy, and three children
Residence: Florida Mesa
Favorite U.S. President: Franklin D. Roosevelt

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