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Vail Daily letter: Van Beek for sheriff

I’m writing to support James Van Beek for Eagle County sheriff. I have known James and his family for nearly 15 years, and I know that he is a man of honesty, integrity and intelligence. In addition, James has the local law enforcement experience and history in Eagle County to understand our residents, visitors, friends and neighbors, plus invaluable experience in international law enforcement. I believe this combination gives him a unique perspective that would be excellent to have in the Sheriff’s Office.

James also is a true believer in community, and I’ve seen him helping out with more events and organizations than I can count over the years. Even when he was home only for a short time between deployments overseas as a civilian law enforcement official, he was always willing to be involved in Eagle County events and activities.

The position of sheriff is one of the most visible in Eagle County, and it carries with it a huge responsibility. We need someone in that office who is thoughtful, experienced, ethical and forthright. Someone who can handle complex logistics as well as sensitive situations. Someone who understands fiscal responsibility. Someone who is connected to and cares about Eagle County. We need James Van Beek as Eagle County sheriff.

Paul Witt


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