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Sergeant Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

Posted: Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 6:26 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

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A Washington County Sheriff’s Office sergeant has announced his intention to run for the office of Washington County Sheriff. Sergeant Kirk Bailey, a 22-year veteran of Washington County Law Enforcement, announced he is seeking the office in 2016.

Bailey grew up on his family’s farm near Riverside, graduated from Mid-Prairie High School and attended Missouri Western College and Coe College. Currently, he is a SWAT team leader and commander, and holds numerous instructor certifications. He has also volunteered in the community as a football coach, president of the Washington Chamber of Commerce, vice president of the Washington YMCA Board, and as a board member of the Washington Domestic Violence Advisory Board, among others.

Current Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar has announced he will retire December 31st, 2016.