By Dewey Terrill
Daniel Jackson has filed for election to Geary County Sheriff. He filed Thursday for election to a four-year term in the post.
Jackson was first appointed Sheriff in May of 2019. He tells JC Post as a Marine in the past he learned to live by a pair of guiding principles, mission accomplishment and troop welfare. "You couldn't let anything get in the way of accomplishing your mission followed closely behind by you've got to take care of your people."
Jackson stated that following his transition to law enforcement and when he became sheriff he continued to follow those principles. "And I will do going into the future. Our number one priority at the sheriff's office is to protect the lives and property of the citizens of our community. Everything that we do down here is directed toward accomplishing that mission."
Jackson cited the plan to build a sheriff's department substation by Milford Lake as a goal during the next four years. "We've got drawings that we have people working on getting ready to put out for some bids. We are able to work with the Rural Water District Four and find a spot of land where we can put it which is right near where their office is, which is conveniently located right there by the State Park."
The plan is to house a dive team and the marine unit at the new substation.
Jackson also wants to continue needed repairs at the main sheriff's office continue training of department personnel and partner with the Junction City Fire Department on the dive team.
The filing deadline is noon, June 1.