Tyler DeArmond sacrificed to put himself in a position to be the Christian County Sheriff. His family sacrificed, his friends sacrificed. He missed ball games, family events, trips, vacations and personal time, all to knock on doors. All because of a shared vision.
“I wanted to make sure that I worked as hard as I could and not regret anything. This meant the world to us. I knew I had to get out there and meet as many people as I could and help share our vision. I knew if we did that, that we could win. I’m just grateful.”
Surrounded by supporters in DeArmond T-shirts, he took the stage at the fairgrounds convention center to a round of applause. All that hard work, all that sacrifice had paid off. He defeated Kahle Morris Jr. 9,343 votes to 7,038. Independent candidate Frank Pollard Sr. finished a distant third with 869 votes.
DeArmond, who works at Hopkinsville Police Department as a lieutenant, ran on his record as the only current peace officer who wanted the office.
He thanked his opponents for a clean campaign. Morris previously said there was no animosity, just two different men who wanted the same job.
“There’s a lot of good men and women that work there and I’m looking forward to working with them.”
“Its unbelievable, I’m very humbled. I appreciate the support from everybody in this county. I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens here for the next four years. It means the world to me.”
JESSE JONES is the editor of The Eagle Post. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-887-3239.