It is an honor to have the opportunity to personally and professionally endorse my friend and Public Safety Professional Jeff Barnes for Sheriff of Laramie County. I have known Jeff as an Airman in the Air Force National Guard, as a Police Officer in St. Louis and a supportive active citizen in his community. Jeff and I interacted many years on the streets of St. Louis as I rose through the ranks in the St. Louis Fire Department and he through the ranks of the St. Louis Police Department. We worked together regularly in the Air Guard on deployments and on base at Lambert St. Louis Airport. I have always been impressed with his level headed, even handed response to the issues confronted on a daily basis. Your County could not have a more experienced Sheriff. I wish Jeff good luck and hope your community is blessed with him at the helm.
Steve Kotraba- Executive Assistant II Department of Public Safety, St. Louis Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief retired. April 7, 2022
As a career fighter pilot and Naval Officer, I want to endorse Jeff Barnes for Sheriff of Laramie County. I have known Jeff for over 30 years and have always been impressed with his integrity in all situations. Jeff is a disciplined retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, with the confidence to make good decisions in flexible and often changing environments as a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jeff has good problem-solving skills and intelligence; he has a keen awareness and understanding of the proper application and enforcement of the law. He loves his family, is devoted to his wife and children, and is completely dedicated to his grandchildren. Jeff is the type of police officer that stays in touch, informed, and involved in the community he serves. He will provide dedicated, disciplined service for the safety and protection of Laramie County as your Sheriff.
Bill Smith – LCDR, USN
I worked with Jeff on the PD for several years when he was my Watch Commander. You could not hope to find a more ethical and moral individual than Jeff. Jeff’s professionalism is without reproach, and he is, as they say, a squared away individual. Jeff was meticulous in his analysis of problem solving and could always be counted on for sound advice. Its a pleasure to endorse him for his bid as candidate for Sheriff.
David Grove— SLMPD – Sat Feb 12 2022 16:15:31
RESTORE-LIBERTY.ORG endorses Jeff Barnes as Sheriff— Thu Feb 10 2022 15:26:03
When Jeff retired from the St. Louis Police Department, he came to work for my company. He helped us start up a large account, and I quickly learned the value of his ability promoting him to be my General Manager. He is organized and has a thoughtful approach to his job. Those skills will allow him to do a tremendous job as your sheriff.
Bill Hudson- President, Hudson Services--Thu Feb 10 2022 11:25:12
For those of you that don’t know Jeff, or may be on the fence on whom to vote for this November, I’d like to add a few details from Jeff’s past life with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD). In 1992, I came to the 8th Police District as a sergeant, and Jeff was one of my six precinct police officers. Jeff was the problem solver, and the “lead”officer of the group. He covered me as the “acting sergeant” when I was not at work. Jeff’s ability to lead was obvious; he is articulate and very intelligent. You cannot make Chief Master Sergeant E9 in the USAF without having what it takes to communicate effectively. The other officers not only respected Jeff, but they trusted him as well. Jeff and i have been workmates, contemporaries on the job, and friends for over 30 years. I believe in Jeff and know in my heart that he will be an asset to his department and to your community as the Sheriff. Good Luck, Jeff!
Tony Russo – Retired Lieutenant, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department – Wed Feb 9 2022 9:28:10
Jeff will be an outstanding Sheriff for Laramie County. His background and experience have fully prepared him for this important position. In today’s world, we need more men like Jeff who are dedicated to serving their country and its citizens in a fair and professional manner.
Charlotte Lewis – Thu Feb 10 2022 15:39:41
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