Sheriff files for re-election



November 10, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Sheriff Bryan Murphy filed for re-election to a second four-year term Monday.
While the filing deadline is June 1 for the election a year hence, Murphy, 51, said he saw no reason to wait, since he long ago had decided to seek a second term. “I want citizens to know I’m interested and eager to continue serving them.”
“I think we’ve done some good things for the community, and that’s the reason I want to stay as sheriff, for the community,” he said. “Everything is going well and I have a terrific staff.”
With the addition of Mike Aronson, coming over from Iola Police Department, on Nov. 1, Murphy has a force of seven deputies, plus Undersheriff Roy Smith. He plans to fill another deputy spot soon.
He envisions no changes, only “improvements.”
Murphy has had a long career in law enforcement, starting in Wyandotte County in 1992. He has served as undersheriff with sheriffs Ron Moore and Tom Williams in Allen County, and also was a member of the Iola and Humboldt police departments. He served 14 years with the Army, four years on active duty and 10 in the reserves.
Murphy and wife Angie, county 911 emergency services director, have a daughter, Paisyn, 2.

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