Editor, Times-Union:

I’d like to tell you why I support Jim Smith for Kosciusko County sheriff. I’ve known Jim for many years as a Leesburg volunteer fireman and through Leesburg Lions Club.

You can always count on Jim. He is everything we could ask for in a sheriff.

He’s a lifelong resident of Kosciusko County who knows the people like the back of his hand.

He’s an experienced lawman who has served for nearly two decades in law enforcement.

He’s a veteran who served his country in Iraq and Kuwait.

He’s a fiscal conservative who will always be looking for ways to save the taxpayers money.

He’s a lifelong Republican who is rock-solid on the Second Amendment and has been endorsed by the owner of Two Bear Arms.

He is a leader who listens and has put together a common-sense plan to end vandalism and drug-dealing in the jail.

He views the office of sheriff as a service to the people of this community, not an opportunity for more politics.

We need more leaders like Jim Smith!  Vote for Jim Smith in the May 3 Republican primary.

My wife Becky and I fully support Jim Smith for Kosciusko County Sheriff.

Lloyd Shroyer

Leesburg, via email