I just feel the need to let my friends know just what kind of person/man we are dealing with as our Sheriff of Columbia County. Awhile back I skidded off the road on a slippery road on Route 66 at the top of the hill. I went across the road and down a bank into some trees. Needless to say I was shaking. I saw a car stop. (Not a sheriff car) and a young man walking through the snow to me. It was Sheriff Bartlett off duty. He calmed me, called me a tow truck. (Asked if Burch Towing was ok as he was close). I said “oh great I love Barry Burch. He waited with me til I was pulled out, put back in my car and on my way. The gentle, polite take charge, professional way he handled the situation and off duty at that. This is something I am indebted to Sheriff Bartlett for. When you realize he was in a family car, off duty, he could have very well gone on home to a warm house and dinner. That is integrity in its finest. Doing the right thing with no one looking or knowing that is David Bartlett. I just had to let my friends know all this if you did not already, Sheriff Bartlett is quite a guy. Please vote for him for Columbia County Sheriff.