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Thank you to all law enforcement: the men, women and their families who have done so much for us. Thank you from the 2017-2018 Polk County Quorum Court

Ben Finley – District 1 Incumbent, Jim Neugent – District 2, Harold Coogan – District 3, Margo Kimp – District 4, Troy Lunsford – District 5, Terry Terrell – District 6, Tommy Floyd – District 7, Terry Scott – District 8, Basil Kesterson – District 9, Mitchell Tidwell – District 10, and Tawana Gilbert – District 11 Incumbent


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Sheriff’s Department Scott Sawyer – Sheriff 24 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Officer of the Year (2000, 2002, 2008), Award for Meritorious Service (2002, 2009) 2017 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Married to Cindi and has 2 children; Hobbies: Spending time with family; Attends Holly Grove Baptist Church; Member of: Chairman of Arkansas Child Abuse Prevention Council, Arkansas Sherriff’s Association Randy Jewell – Chief Deputy 12 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: 2017 Officer of the Year, Attorney General Office, Masonic Lodge Officer of the Year, American Legion Officer of the Year, Certified Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator & Physical Analyst Married to Trina and has 4 children Hobbies: Spending time with family, hunting and fishing

Charlie Baker – Deputy/ School Resource Officer at University of Arkansas Rich Mountain 15 years in Law Enforcement Married to Sherry and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren Hobbies: hunting & fishing Attends First Baptist Church

Russell Gibbons – Deputy Newly hired SARO at Wickes Elementary, Currently attending the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden, AR, scheduled to graduate August 2018; Has 2 children

Steve Fortner – Deputy 5 ½ years in Law Enforcement Married to Julie and has 1 child Attends First Baptist Church in Cove Member of: Mount Meadow Masonic Lodge #218 Mark Cannon – Deputy 5 years in Law Enforcement Married to Luci and has 1 child Hobbies: Spending time with family and hunting Attends Christ Community Fellowship Member of: NRA, Arkansas Cattleman’s Association

TJ Frachiseur – Deputy Sheriff 6 years in Law Enforcement Married to ShaRae and has 1 child Hobbies: Hunting and fishing Member of: Vandervoort Volunteer Fire Department

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Mike Godfrey – Investigation/Deputy 30 years in Law Enforcement, Former Polk County Sheriff Recognitions/Awards: Certified Instructor, Former Director of Arkansas Sheriffs Association Married to Mandy and has 2 children

Thank you for your dedication and service

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CITY OF MENA 520 Mena Street Mena, AR 71953

Danny Baker – Deputy 2 years in Law Enforcement Married to Samantha and has 2 children

George McKee Mayor

Linda Rexroad

City Clerk / Treasurer

Patrick McDaniel City City Attorney

Brandon Ellison Polk County Judge

Your hard work and service to our county is unwaivering.

Thank you for your

commitment and public service.

Council Members

Andy Brown Dwight Douglas Mary Alice Head Terri Neugent Ron Tilley James Earl Turner

Larry

Teague State Senate

Thank you for your service!! Paid for by Senator Larry Teauge


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May 16, 2018 Jim Smith – Deputy Sheriff 7 years in Law Enforcement Married to Sara and has 3 children Hobbies: Hunting and spending time with family Attends Bethel Baptist Church in Potter

Justin Wagner – Deputy 5 years in Law Enforcement Married to Ravan and has 1 child Hobbies: Hunting and fishing Member of: Arkansas Sheriff’s Association, Honor Guard

Brady Whisenhunt – Deputy 8 years in Law Enforcement Married to Alicia and has 4 children Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends

WE CAN DO IT ALL We proudly support our law enforcement! JAMES EARL TURNER - (479) 234-6244 • ERIC TURNER - (479) 243-5549

LICENSED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

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Serving with pride for 20 years and 4 years as your Police Chief

Brandon Martin Thank hank you for your commitment Chief of Police to keep our city and community safe. Brandon Martin for Mayor of Mena

Political Ad Paid for by Brandon Martin for Mayor

Jeff Field – Deputy 20 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Senior Certificate Law Enforcement Officer, Certified Narcotics Officer, Certified Police Instructor, Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst Married to Elicia and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren Hobbies: Fitness Training Attends Dallas Avenue Baptist Church

Clint Bell –School Resource Officer Cossatot River 5 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Certified School Recourse Officer Married to Tanya and has 3 children Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, spending time with family Attends Dallas Avenue Baptist Church Member of: Cossatot River FFA Booster Club

Duane Harvey –School Resource Officer Acorn School 2 years in Law Enforcement Married to Shelly Hobbies: Canoeing, going for jeep rides, and fishing Member of: Mena Fire Department (Captain)

ELECT

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DANIEL JUSTICE PEACE OF THE

DISTRICT 1

Thank you

all for your service and dedication put forth to protect our community.

Political Ad Paid for by Chris Daniel

Tanya K. Fretz

Polk County TREASURER

Thank you for your dedication and service to the families of Polk County.


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Mena Police Department

Ronnie Richardson – Patrolman 25 years in Law Enforcement Married to Donna and has 1 child

Brandon Martin – Chief 20 years in Law Enforcement Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing Member of: Arkansas Association of Chief of Police

Paul Arceneaux – Patrolman 4 years in Law Enforcement Married to Bonnie and has 4 children Hobbies: Fishing

Andy Barron – Reserve Officer 3 years in Law Enforcement Has 2 children Hobbies: Fishing, boating, antique refurbishing

Edwin Gibson – Assistant Chief 40 years in Law Enforcement Has 1 child and 2 grandchildren Attends Yacanna Baptist Church Member of: Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police

Jessie Curry – Patrolman/School Resource Officer 18 years in Law Enforcement Has 1 child and 2 grandchildren Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and woodworking

Law Enforcement Appreciation Farm Bureau Insurance honors our local, county and state law officers for the jobs they do. In a day and time when our officers are being treated in a disrespectful manner, we express our gratitude and respect for our local family of law officials. They have chosen to serve and protect us, while putting their lives in harm’s way every day. Show your support for the law officers of Polk County by thanking them for the dedication they have to serve and defend us.

309 S. Morrow, Mena • 479-394-3650

We appreciate you.

Eudell Head – Sergeant 28 years in Law Enforcement Has 3 children Hobbies: Being in the woods Attends The Crossing Church

Michelle Heath Schnell Polk County CIRCUIT CLERK

Thank you! Our office proudly supports all of our law enforcement.

Thanks for your service to the

community and thank you for all you do for your family!

Arkansas State Police Cpl. Mike Thomas

Polk County Assesor Jovan Thomas


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Mena Police Department Daniel Sanchez – Reserve Officer 5 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: 2015 Officer of the Year by Rotary Club Married to Jessica and has 2 children Hobbies: Riding motorcycle Member of: Mena Fire Department, Driver Operator, Fire Fighter Level II, and 8 years of service Joe Quinn – Patrolman 13 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Certified Narcotics Officer, Certified SWAT Officer, CRASE Instructor, Nationally Registered EMT, Firearms Instructor Married to Brittany and has 3 children Hobbies: Spending time with family and learning new things. Member of: Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, Honor Guard

Gwin Dilbeck – Adm. Assistant 20 years in Law Enforcement Has 2 children Hobbies: Crafts and flea marketing John J. Logan – Sergeant 16 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Certified Narcotics Officer, Certified SWAT Officer, Certified Clandestine Meth Lab Investigator Married to Dana and has 3 children Hobbies: Avid hunter and outdoorsman Member of: Mena Masonic Lodge (Dallas Lodge #128), Boy Scouts of America – Cabmaster Pack 68

Kenneth Mann – Sergeant 22 years in Law Enforcement Crisis Intervention Officer, Firearms Instructor Married to Marcie and has 2 stepchildren and 5 grandchildren Hobbies: Fishing and being outdoors

Steven Stout – Patrolman 7 years in Law Enforcement Internet Crimes against Children Coordinator Married to Angela and has 3 children Youth Pastor for Calvary Baptist Church – Mena Hobbies: Fishing, Kayaking, Hunting, reading and spending time with family and friends. Allen Walker – Reserve Officer 4 years in Law Enforcement Served in the US Army Married to Amanda and has 3 children Attends Union Mission Church Hobbies: Fishing and gun repair Mike Wolf – Patrolman 18 years in Law Enforcement Recognitions/Awards: Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Certified SFST Instructor, AMPA Chastain Award (2009), Mena Rotary Club Officer of the Year (2009), State of Arkansas Dist. 4 Officer of the Year (2009), American Legion State of Arkansas Officer of the Year (2009), Mena Police Department Officer of the Year (2009) – All Related to Tornado of 2009 Married to Tiara and has 5 children and 2 grandchildren Hobbies: Horse Back riding Attends St. Agnes Catholic Church

Tod Cannon – Sergeant 27 years in Law Enforcement Senior Certified

Norma Gray – Detective 10 years in Law Enforcement Married to Traci and has 3 children and 1 grandchild Drug Recognition Expert, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor

Thad Thomas – Patrolman 12 years in Law Enforcement Married to Crystal and has 4 children Hobbies: Spending time with family, fishing and being outdoors.

Re-Elect

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479.394.4140

We invite you to take the time this week to

‘Thank Our Officers’

for the work they do and for choosing a life of public service.

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Mena Police Department Ryan Carbone – Reserve Officer/ School Resource Officer at Mena Middle School 6 years in Law Enforcement Hobbies: Racing cars and spending time with family

Wayne Sharp – Reserve Officer/ School Resource Officer at Louise Durham Elementary 6 years in Law Enforcement Dive Rescue Certified, Contract Airline Transport Pilot Married to Julie

Layton Mohr – Reserve Officer 1 year in Law Enforcement Attending SAU in Magnolia for Criminal Justice Certified Fire Fighter 1 Hobbies: Hunting and Fishing

Oscar Sanchez – Reserve Officer 4 years in Law Enforcement Local Business Owner

Bradley Garner – Reserve Officer 3 years in Law Enforcement Retired from US Army Resident Ranger at Camp Pioneer Married and has 2 children Attends Dallas Avenue Church

Josh Butterworth – Reserve Officer 1 year in Law Enforcement Certified Paramedic Married to Rhonda

Angelo Cueva – Reserve Officer 1 year in Law Enforcement US Air National Guard

Paul Kaelin – Reserve Officer 1 year in Law Enforcement Retired from US Army Married and has 3 children

Daisy Shelton – Reserve Officer 1 year in Law Enforcement Volunteers with many different organizations Married and has 5 children Hobbies: Hunting, Riding horses and photography

Terri Harrison

Polk County Clerk

We are proud to support all our law enforcement and the great work they do!

Proudly supporting all law enforcement! 311 North Morrow, Mena 479-394-6100 • www.MenaRegional.com


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Thank You To Our Officers A

BY ANDY RINER

s big city politicians debate what they are calling the "opioid epidemic," we in Polk County continue to see the deleterious effects of methamphetamine use as public enemy number one. Methamphetamine use is the driving force behind most of the thefts, burglaries, domestic batteries, sexual abuse, and other violent crimes in our community. Citizens of this county can rest assured that law enforcement officers from all agencies are often working together to fight this enemy. To make matters difficult for law enforcement officers, pennypinching politicians lecture law enforcement officials about the perceived

need for "prison reform." Law enforcement supervisors are continually lectured by high ranking officials armed with such brilliant catchphrases as, "we only need to incarcerate the people who we are scared of, instead of those who we are mad at." Such sound bites roll easily off the tongues of those who live behind gates and travel with a security team, but should a police officer really have to tell the victim of a theft that he must first investigate the eight core criminogenic needs of the thief before considering the effects of the crime? Rather than lecturing, law enforcement in this community produces results. Because of the combined efforts of city, county, and state law enforcement in the past six months illicit drugs valued at over $461,500 have been removed from our community. During the same period, law enforcement seized over 770 individual doses of methamphetamine. These efforts saw serious offenders receive a total of 2,900 months of incarceration. Non-violent and first-time offenders drug offenders received a total 1,644 months of

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probation. Our over-worked and underappreciated probation officers worked long hours, despite the current political headwinds, to ensure that offenders followed the law. Law enforcement is not just about seizing drugs and taking "bad guys" to jail. In this modern era, our local law enforcement officers must develop comprehensive strategies to offer healing to those who desire it. Few people consider that drug arrests are often the only interventions that can encourage drug offenders to address a substance abuse problem. In order to avoid prison, drug offenders will often voluntarily seek substance abuse treatment through the drug court program. Because of these interventions, in 2017-2018 our drug court treatment team was able to help 21 citizens of our community find the path to sobriety and productivity through the drug court program. Like the ministry of the Gospel, law enforcement is a calling. It is not a call to the indolent. It is a call to long hours and time away from family. It is a call to respond to situations that are usually hopeless and sometimes even dangerous. It is a call to defend the sovereignty of the State of Arkansas against those who dare breach her peace. Though their pay is low, their calling is high. Officers, I end with an exhortation. In this era of selfaggrandizement, distinguish yourselves not by glorifying self but by serving the people, and may the God who called you to this line of work be with you as you protect and serve!

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

~William Shakespeare

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