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Butler Fine Sheriff, But Also Fine Man

November 4, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Editor, News-Register:

Approximately four years ago, Tom Burgoyne, a friend of mine, introduced me to Pat Butler and told me, "Pat is a fine man and would make a fine sheriff. Can we count on your support?"

I did not know Pat but on Tom's recommendation agreed to support Pat.

And I did.

Over the past four years, I've had the privilege of working with Pat and also observing his work.

He is indeed a fine sheriff.

A year or so ago, I told Pat if he runs again, he could count on my support.

Recently, I went to see Pat and handed him a check made out to "Committee to Re-elect Pat Butler Sheriff."

He handed it back and said, "Jerry, thank you very much but there is no committee to re-elect Pat Butler and I'm not accepting any monetary help. What I spend on trying to get re-elected comes out of my own pocket."

Never in my 55 years in practice have I run into this response.

Tom Burgoyne was right: Pat is not only a fine sheriff but more importantly he is a fine man.

Jeremy C. McCamic


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