I was impressed by him. He was very professional.

My first big challenge, and I knew that from the word go, was going to be to get citizen support and trust back toward the agency. How can you expect someone to trust you when you have the high sheriff himself being arrested? I had to build some trust and faith in this office from the people.

I don't remember my first call. But I remember my first homicide.

Every year, I've gotten a letter from the state treasurer's office that says I can retire when I have 30 years of credible service or when I turn 55.

Homicides are never pleasant. As you become a seasoned officer, though, you become less personal about it. You start seeing it as more scientific.