I write today in support of John Simonton, candidate for Lee County sheriff.
During my tenure with the Illinois State Police, I had the opportunity to work with John and witness firsthand his dedication to enforcing the law and protecting the citizens of Illinois.
His leadership, under the most stressful situations, earned the respect of not only his troopers, but members of law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
In my opinion, John’s years of law enforcement experience have prepared him well for the job of county sheriff.
Note to readers: Joel Peters is a retired captain with the Illinois State Police, District 1.