To the editor:
As a pastor for a little over
40 years I have had the opportunity to know many people who have served
in the public sector within the communities of the churches that I have
served. While privately, when asked, I have been willing to share my
thoughts regarding many who have run for public office, unlike any other
time in my life, I am compelled to share my thoughts publicly about
Dennis Cupp who is running for Putnam County Sheriff.
pastor and his friend, I believe that I know the heart of this man.
Dennis has a heart to serve—not just his God but his community as well.
Like a lot of young boys who wanted to grow up to be a cop, Dennis was
dead serious about his calling and has done all that he can to be in the
position that he is in. Graduating from high school he earned a degree
in law enforcement and his first job was as a jailer for the Putnam
County Sheriff’s Department. He served our county a total of 15 years in
the Sheriff’s Office. Knowing that he needed additional experience to
become a better law enforcement officer, Dennis transitioned from a
deputy to a criminal investigator for the State of Ohio’s State Fire
Marshall’s Office serving there for 18 years. When the opportunity for
him to spend time in his hometown of Leipsic as the Chief of Police
became available he accepted the position knowing that one of the
important elements of serving eventually as Sheriff was to understand
the administrative side of a department.
What I appreciate the
most about Dennis is that this man is consistent in the way he lives his
life in the Church and in the community. I have seen him in action and
his walk is always consistent with his talk.
Dennis Cupp is
certainly the right man for Sheriff of Putnam County. I hope you will
give him your support, as I most certainly will, at the polls on
Tuesday, November 8.