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Laramie County Sheriff Candidate James Barth builds campaign on prioritizing increased presence in smaller communities

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 10:04 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With Sheriff Danny Glick announcing he would step down after this current term ends, many candidates have emerged to fill his position.

One such candidate is James Barth, who seems to have one group of Laramie County firmly in his corner.

“I was approached by several ranchers out in the community, and some business people as well. Some of their concerns were that they have not had an active presence from the Sheriff’s Office in the past. So, as part of that, they asked me to get involved,” said Barth.

Reducing property theft and cattle rustling, while creating a stronger presence in smaller towns provide the backbone of Barth’s campaign. Inside the sheriffs office, Barth would look to implement team-building to help raise morale.

While other candidates may seem to have a more qualified law enforcement background, Barth has actually been around that line of work for nearly thirty years.

He worked with homeland security as a post-certified law enforcement chaplain, as well as working with the FBI and DOJ in information security.

“I was approached by several ranchers out in the community, and some business people as well. Some of their concerns were that they have not had an active presence from the Sheriff’s Office in the past. So, as part of that, they asked me to get involved.”

The Laramie County Sheriff election will be held in November of 2022.

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