He has dis­tin­guished him­self as very ded­i­cated and most ca­pa­ble leader

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May 13, 1974, was one of the most mem­o­rable and re­ward­ing days of my life. It was on that day I left the St. Mary’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice head­quar­ters with a marked po­lice car, a badge, gun and enough used uni­forms to be­gin my ca­reer as the 18th deputy of one of the old­est and most his­toric sher­iff’s of­fices in the na­tion. What a proud day it was.

For the next 20 years, I served in ev­ery ca­pac­ity as I could, ris­ing through the ranks to lieu­tenant, the rank I held un­til my re­tire­ment in 1994. Upon my re­tire­ment, I was sworn in as sher­iff, and served two terms un­til 2002, com­plet­ing 28 years of re­ward­ing ser­vice to the cit­i­zens of St. Mary’s County.

Through those years, I served four other sher­iffs, and have seen many oth­ers come and go.

Cur­rently, Sher­iff Tim Cameron (R) is serv­ing in that ca­pac­ity. I have known Tim since he joined the sher­iff’s of­fice in 1980. Tim has worked hard, and he, too, has served in many var­i­ous and im­por­tant roles, and has dis­tin­guished him­self as a very ded­i­cated and most ca­pa­ble leader.

He demon­strates high moral and eth­i­cal qual­i­ties in both his pro­fes­sional and per­sonal life. St. Mary’s County is hon­ored, and even blessed, to have such a man as sher­iff in these most dif­fi­cult times.

With all this in mind, along with many fine mem­o­ries of hav­ing worked with Tim, I find it is not only my plea­sure but also my honor and duty to give Sher­iff Tim Cameron my full en­dorse­ment in the com­ing elec­tion, and wish him noth­ing but con­tin­ued suc­cess as he con­tin­ues to lead the St. Mary’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice in the com­ing years.

May God bless you and Tim in all things as you work to­gether to ad­dress the needs of the cit­i­zens of St. Mary’s.

Richard J. Voorhaar, Great Ca­capon, W.Va.

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