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Gatton will run for a second term as Whitley County Sheriff

(Talk of the Town photo provided) Whitley County Sheriff Marc Gatton has announced his plans to seek a second term as county sheriff.

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Sheriff Marc Gatton is ready to kick up the campaign trail for his 2nd term as Whitley County Sheriff; Gatton will officially file in January 2018. Gatton who has served on the Whitley County Sheriff's Department since December of 1994, at which time he started as a Reserve Deputy volunteering his time. He started working full time for Whitley County Sheriff's Department in June 1995 and then was elected Sheriff in 2014. "Working for Whitley County citizens as Sheriff has been an honor. I hope to continue for another four years. There's plenty more work to be done."
Gatton is very proud of the employees at the Whitley County Sherriff's Department. "The staff that surrounds me makes me look good for things they do."
Gatton said the Department is facing many challenges now and in the future. Some of these are the opiod crisis, jail issues, staffing and money restraints throughout county government.
Gatton is the first Sheriff in Whitley County history to purchase two vehicles for department use, at no cost to the taxpayers. Both vehicles were purchased with commissary money, not taxpayers dollars.
"I'm very proud of that accomplishment and hope to continue to being able to save the county taxpayers money. We must be proactive and keep looking for ways to improve and solve issues that are best for Whitley County," he said.
Gatton is a life long Whitley County resident. He resides in the Collins area with his wife of almost 22 years Kay. They have two children: Carson 18, who attends Trine University studying Criminal Justice and Max 15, who is a sophomore at Churubusco High School.
"These are the people who made me who I am today. I would especially like to thank my wife Kay for always supporting and pushing me to do better," Gatton said in closing with thanks his family and friends.

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