I want to take the time to pledge my support for Sheriff David Bartlett.
I have had the privilege and honor of working and knowing him for almost 30 years. I have been in Law Enforcement in Columbia County for over 25 years, having worked for the Columbia County Sheriffs Department, Town of Greenport Police Department and the City of Hudson Police Department where I retired from in 2015.
During that time he became my close friend and confidant. He has been there for me and my family through many difficult times. Always offering us his support.
In 2016 I became Chief of Police for the Town of Stockport, after the Officer in Charge (who happens to be Sheriff Bartlett's opponent) had left that position.
With the assistance of Sheriff Bartlett and his total support I was able to bring back into service a local agency that was on the brink of being shut down and taken out of service.
Sheriff Bartlett and his staff have always taken the time to help with the process without hesitation or complaint.
His Deputies and Corrections Officers are a great representation of how professional and involved Sheriff Bartlett is when it comes to Public Service and what is best for the people of Columbia County.
Thank you for your service, Sheriff David Bartlett.