By Dennis McIntosh, Sturgeon Bay
Dear Editor: As an experienced law enforcement professional, who completed 32 years of service in three different communities, two as Chief of Police in Northeastern Wisconsin Cities and as a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and as a former member of the Northeast Wisconsin Committee of Lawyer Regulation, (after appointment by the then Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court), I feel compelled to endorse the most qualified candidate for the position of Sheriff of Door County. I know both candidates and both are good people, but only one has the leadership experience needed to supervise, manage and oversee the entire operation of the Door County Sheriff's Office. That candidate is Chief Deputy Pat McCarty. Mr. McCarty has proven himself over and over in the various roles he has fulfilled in his career. Mr. McCarty while serving our country in the United States Army with the elite 101st Air Borne Division, rose to the rank of Sergeant, a leadership position. He has worked in many aspects of the Sheriff's Department. Mr. McCarty Commanded the S.W.A.T. which successfully handled a number of dangerous incidents here in our county, everyone one of those incidents ended peacefully, without anyone being hurt. That is leadership! For last four years Mr. McCarty has participated in the overall operations of the Door County Sheriff's Department as the Chief Deputy, including preparation and presentation of the 8.4 million dollar annual budget. As the second in command of the entire department he has participated in every aspect and responsibility that the agency has. His participation with the community, including our youth is unmatched, for example, from his web site: Coached youth and high school sports, including baseball, basketball and football for the last 24 years, (with many successful seasons, which emphasizes his leadership qualities), he is a member of the NWTC Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. He has given presentations to a variety of civic organizations on law enforcement related topics, he has been the keynote speaker for a number of law enforcement academy graduations and he is a member of the Northeast Wisconsin ad hoc committee on juvenile justice and jail overcrowding. Please put your political party aside, put friendships aside and put personalities aside and vote for the person with absolutely the most qualifications and successful leadership experience, Pat McCarty.
Sturgeon Bay, WI