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Former city official supports Miller for sheriff

9/27/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to provide a brief synopsis of my observations and understanding of Tom Miller’s abilities and character in regards to his past positions as a police officer, supervisor and administrator in providing vital public safety services to our community.

I have known Tom for the past 38 years in various police operative, supervisory and administrative roles, and I have always found Tom to be very honest, forthright, thorough and extremely competent in all of his police work. From police officer, police sergeant and police lieutenant, I have had the privilege of working with Tom as an administrator responsible for police operations and have been cognizant of his understanding of the many demands placed on those who provide for the safety of our community.

Tom has always displayed very good organizational skills and has been able to plan, organize, direct and control fellow officers in providing excellent police services. He has been able to do this while also having a very good understanding of the needs of the individuals in our community and also the needs of the community as a whole.

His understanding of community needs is exemplified by the many leadership positions Tom has held in numerous organizations throughout Medina County. My first-hand experience with Tom as a city councilperson and the leadership he has provided during his tenure on Brunswick City Council allowed me to more fully understand his ability to access the needs of our community and to be able to prioritize the many demands placed on an elected official charged with providing vital services to our community.

With Tom’s education, training and experience in police work, supervisory skills, and being an elected official, I believe that Tom would make an excellent choice for sheriff of Medina County.

Gregory Crane, former director of public service and public safety, Brunswick

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