The upcoming DeWitt County Sheriff's race has it's first candidate.
Former Chief Deputy under Sheriff Jered Shofner, Mike Walker, will be seeking the Republican nomination for DeWitt County Sheriff in March of next year.
Walker has been in law enforcement in DeWitt County for 27 years, serving in posts from patrol deputy to most recently as the Chief Deputy to Sheriff Shofner. He says it seems to have been a natural progression to his professional career to run for Sheriff.
In a release Monday morning, Walker vows to use tax payer dollars wisely and use his 27-year career in DeWitt County to continue to provide professional law enforcement to the citizen of DeWitt County.
According to Walker, the top issue facing the Sheriff's office at this point is the heroin problem that has hit close to home in the last few years. He hopes to carry on some efforts started by Sheriff Shofner.
Walker says he will continue to work to maintain the professionalism in the Sheriff's Office. He will work hard to continue to finding good people to work in their office.