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 width=Despite not having an opponent in the Tuesday election, one local official says it is still a big night for him and his department.

DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner ran unopposed Tuesday night in the election that saw major change sweep DeWitt County. Despite running unopposed, the Sheriff tries to keep in mind each day he's a public servant.

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According to the Sheriff, the past four years under his tenure have been very successful. He says there have been a couple violent crimes they have successfully solved and points to being able to effectively help people at all hours of the day.

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To keep deputies more active in the smaller, more rural areas of the County, Sheriff Shofner indicates his office has partnered with the fire departments of the rural areas. The Sheriff explains this has allowed his deputies the opportunity for a place to go and be out and active while on patrol

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The Sheriff feels he has fulfilled every promise he made four years ago and is committed to not rest and become stagnant, but to continue to innovate and be efficient and most importantly continue serving the people of DeWitt County.

He credits his staff for their hard work and appreciates their dedication to the community.

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