The Ogle County citizens have a choice. On March 18, voters will choose one of three candidates to be our sheriff for the next 4 years. In my opinion, there’s only one that has the administrative, budget management, and police education, along with more than 30 years of police work.
I know he and his wife lived in Mount Morris after serving about 9 years as a military policeman. During this time, he worked for the Ogle County sheriff as a patrol deputy, K-9 handler and detective. He went on to better himself at the Rock Valley Police Department. He’s been chief of police there for 18 years.
He’s a certified instructor in many fields of police work. At present, he has been very busy training school faculty in Ogle County and surrounding counties in the Active Shooter program. This pertains to responding to a person at a school with the intent of doing bodily harm. He has education on terrorism and firearms instruction.
There are many more fields too long to mention. Check out his Facebook page and website for more information. Vote for experience, fairness and transparency. Vote Joe Drought for sheriff on March 18.