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Grundy Dems recommend Callahan for sheriff

Chief Deputy has served Grundy County for 29 years

Published: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 8:10 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 8:12 a.m. CST

By a unanimous vote of the committeemen, the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee voted Thursday to recommend that Kevin Callahan be appointed to the position of Grundy County Sheriff.

The Grundy County Democratic Central Committee met Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in regards to recommending someone to be appointed by the Grundy County Board to complete the term of the office of sheriff due to the passing of Sheriff Terry Marketti.

Callahan has served Grundy County with the Sheriff’s Department for more than 29 years. Callahan has been promoted to several different positions at the department until he was named chief deputy by Sheriff Terry Marketti in 2004.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Xavier University, Callahan started as a patrol deputy with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department in 1983.

"Kevin Callahan is the best qualified person in Grundy County to serve as Grundy County Sheriff, and it is with great respect for the late Sheriff Terry Marketti in naming Kevin Callahan as his Chief Deputy that the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee recommends Kevin Callahan to be appointed to complete the term of the office of Grundy County Sheriff," the Grundy County Democratic Central Committee said in a prepared press release.

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