Newton firefighters union endorses Halferty

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:19 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:19 a.m. CDT

To the editor:

The Newton Professional Firefighters Local 1457 has unanimously determined to publically support John Halferty as the next Sheriff of Jasper County.

As a fire department, we have had numerous opportunities to work with John Halferty in a professional capacity. During those times, he has displayed a working knowledge of effective communication, leadership and professionalism. Through our association with Chief Deputy Halferty, we have been able to develop a positive working relationship with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and its employees.

John Halferty’s commitment to communities throughout Jasper County is evident. He volunteers his time for numerous programs and institutions, including providing training for the Newton Fire Department. We are thankful for the guidance he has been able to provide.

Chief Deputy John Halferty has been a leader for the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office for many years. His professionalism, integrity and leadership qualities are displayed on a daily basis. We stand united with the deputies of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, the Newton Police Department Union, and many others in supporting John Halferty for sheriff. Please join the Newton Professional Firefighters in electing John Halferty for Jasper County Sheriff on Nov. 6.

Newton Professional Firefighters Local 1457

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