Kilgore appointed to lead other sheriffs
by Shane Dunaway
Feb 17, 2014 | 1278 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore
Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore
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Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore was appointed as District 4 director for the state during the Alabama Sheriff’s Association Winter Conference Friday in Orange Beach.

District 4, one of seven districts in Alabama, includes the sheriffs from Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Etowah, Randolph, Talladega and Tallapoosa counties.

“I am honored by the confidence placed in me,” Kilgore said. “I will do my very best, just as I do for the citizens in Talladega County, to serve in this capacity.”

Kilgore’s role requires him to lead meetings with other sheriffs in District 4 to discuss various issues relating to the sheriffs and their constituents as well as association matters.

“It’s a way to keep us networking and help us address issues or changes we need to be aware of,” Kilgore said.

Sheriffs selected for the position assume its duties for one year.

Kilgore said he’s looking forward to the challenges associated with the position.

“Here in the midst of the legislative session, there are bills we need (to make sure) we know are going to be considered,” Kilgore said. “Some are good for public safety and some are not. We need to discuss those, support the ones we think will benefit our citizens and oppose the ones that are not in their best interest.”

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