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Backs Kevin Kruse for sheriff

November 4, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

I am writing this letter regarding the upcoming Webster County sheriff's election.

I retired from the Greene County sheriff's office after nearly three decades of service as a deputy sheriff retiring at the rank of chief deputy sheriff.

During my career Kevin Kruse became known to me and numerous other outside agencies as the "Go to guy" for Investigative assistance within Webster County. Kevin Kruse assisted me on numerous major case Investigations.

Here's what I further know about Kevin Kruse. During his service at the Webster County sheriff's office he has received two promotions. The first from deputy to sergeant and the second from sergeant to lieutenant. Promotions are not given rather they are earned. Kevin Kruse's investigations were always thorough, complete and timely. He always exhibited a steady hand of honesty and fairness. He is empathetic he can put himself in your shoes. His conduct on and off duty was always to the highest of standards.

The office of sheriff is not simple but complex. It is made up of several divisions that include patrol, civil and jail. The sheriff oversees all of them.

There are times when calls come to the sheriff, "What should I do" or "Here is the situation." A prompt and knowledgeable answer can only come from someone who is well-informed and current on the ever-changing laws. Kevin Kruse can do this.

A big thing for me about Kevin Kruse becoming sheriff is the virtue that he has, in that he never forgot where he came from before he wore a badge.

Finally Kevin ran for sheriff because you mattered to him.

Russ Hoffman

Retired chief

deputy sheriff

Greene County

sheriff's office




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