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Editorial: Jahner is the right choice for Cass County sheriff

Jesse Jahner, a long-time deputy who has performed a variety of duties and held several management positions during his law-enforcement career, is the right choice to be the next Cass County sheriff.

During his 20 years with the sheriff's office, Jahner has filled quite a number of roles: correctional officer, patrol deputy, drug task force member, sergeant of patrol and investigations as well as training. For almost two years, he's served as a captain who supervises emergency preparations, the patrol division, school resource officers, training and Red River Valley SWAT, where he is assistant commander.

Jahner has taken more than 2,600 hours of specialized or continuing education and has provided more than 1,800 hours of certified training for fellow law enforcement officers in areas including hostage rescue, high-speed pursuit driving, firearms and use of force instruction as well as crime scene awareness.

In short, Jahner has extensive experience and excellent credentials that will serve him well in office. He also has the right priorities, including public safety, school safety and combating the opioid crisis in collaboration with health and education providers. He's the clear choice in the June primary.

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