Retired Sheriff Larry Blanton endorses Shane Nelson for re-election

Reprinted verbatim from The Bulletin, October 8, 2020.

Retired Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton. Credit: The Bulletin

Respect, discretion, loyalty, teamwork and professionalism are among the core values established and lived every day in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Shane Nelson helped develop those core values as he went through the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office.

This experience and training is why Sheriff Nelson is the best candidate for Deschutes County Sheriff and deserves the continued support of those he serves with honor.

From coaching youth football, soccer and basketball in our communities, to being involved in some of the most difficult public safety policies and decisions is what makes Sheriff Nelson a qualified, respected professional.

Law enforcement has changed over the years, but what remains is the need to continually serve the public with quality protection, enthusiasm and thinking “outside the box.”

This creative thinking was demonstrated when Sheriff Nelson worked with the homeless coalition to establish emergency shelter in the work center for the homeless last winter and the development of a mental health facility to properly care for and treat the mentally ill.

As a Sheriff’s Office Commander, Nelson also helped develop the stable funding for Sheriff Services and knows too well the importance of living within your means.

Wringing every nickel out of every penny in the more that $48 million budget takes experience, trust and knowhow.

Please join my family, friends, business associates and fellow Deschutes County citizens and place a vote of confidence in the box on your ballot for Sheriff Nelson.

— Larry Blanton, former Deschutes County Sheriff

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