To the Editor:
It is my honor to endorse Tom Justin for Morrison County Sheriff.
I have known Tom for the last six years. In that time he has demonstrated his skills as a dynamic speaker, trainer and leader. I have seen him bring groups from bewilderment to mastering a difficult topic. He has the ability to understand his audience, listen and make the topic understandable.
He will use those skills communicating with the public and civic leaders, to improve relationships as Sheriff.
Beyond that, he has the education, training and experience to uniquely qualify him for sheriff. His service with the St. Cloud Police Department, and his leadership in adapting the department to serve a changing population, will serve him well.
He has enhanced his training and experience in a wide variety of assignments. More importantly, he has the drive, commitment and courage to manage multiple high priorities to accomplish his goals.
In my 43 years of law enforcement service, I have met few officers with Tom’s ability to accomplish what he needs to do. It is clear that Tom Justin has the “right stuff” to serve as Morrison County’s next sheriff. — Bill Bernhjelm, Chief of Police, retired, Outing