Kentucky's Sheriff Of The Year Patrols Right Here In The Mountains

By: David Patrick Email
By: David Patrick Email

He's the sheriff in one of the smallest counties in the state, but David Patrick tells us why Magoffin County's sheriff is now getting statewide recognition.

He may be a small town sheriff, but Magoffin County's Bob Jordan is now the owner of a big time award.

Over the weekend, Jordan was honored by his peers as Kentucky's 2006 Sheriff of the Year.

Folks in Salyersville say Jordan's accomplishment is quite remarkable considering he operates for half the year with only one full-time deputy.

As for the remaining six months he's literally on his own due to a limited county budget.

Jordan says he accepted the award on behalf of all small town sheriff's in eastern Kentucky, who like him have a small operating budget but still have a job to do.

Since taking office in January 2003, Jordan's department has made nearly 600 drug related and nearly 250 DUI arrests.

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