Vail Daily letter: Hoy’s earned re-election as sheriff |

Vail Daily letter: Hoy’s earned re-election as sheriff

Rohn Robbins
Vail, CO, Colorado

There are those that hold that party trumps person. I am not one of them, particular as the parties — both Democrat and Republican — tend to cater to the fringes rather than serving the great middle where most of us reside.

Support of persons of integrity, while always essential, is particularly important in these challenging, unsettled times. Which is why, despite my being a lifelong Democrat, I am pleased to cross the aisle in support of Sheriff Joe Hoy in his bid for re-election as Eagle County sheriff.

As an attorney practicing in Eagle County for nearly 18 years, I have had the pleasure of knowing Sheriff Hoy professionally for many years now and have also come to know him as a friend.

Joe’s integrity, impartiality, openness and deep commitment to service distinguish him as an exemplar of what a law enforcement chief should be. The officers he has hired have been skilled, well-trained and unqualifiedly professional, his reorganization of the sheriff command structure was both overdue and well executed, and his management of the department, including its fiscal management, has been well performed and well received.

Sheriff Hoy has again and again demonstrated maturity and keen judgment in the myriad of difficult situations with which any law enforcement agency must invariably deal.

While accessible and active in the community, Joe has generally stayed below the radar and guided the department with firm and quiet authority rather than drawing attention to himself.

Joe has, simply put, earned the respect of all level-headed persons who have had the pleasure of engaging him.

Joe Hoy deserves another term as Eagle County sheriff. I cannot think of another person who may be entertaining challenging him who could or would bring to the table the credentials, experience, or calm and steady hand that Joe Hoy offers.

Eagle County could not do better than with Joe Hoy at the helm of the Sheriff’s Office. And for these reasons, and more that the constraints of space do not allow, Joe Hoy will have my unqualified support.

Rohn K. Robbins


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