Carmichael Announces Republican Candidacy For Owen County Sheriff
Born and raised in Owen County, Carmichael served as chief of the Owen Valley Volunteer Fire Department in the late 1980s after graduating from high school.
He began his career as a printing pressman, a position he continued for 20 years. At the age of 21, he also started his law enforcement career when he was appointed to the Spencer Police Department as a Spencer Police Officer. He has since faithfully served 23 years in the community as a full-time police officer, reserve police officer and as a deputy with the Owen County Sheriff’s Department. He has also owned and operated three successful businesses, two of which he has sold. He currently operates Carmichael Auto Reconditioning.
Carmichael and his wife, Sherri, reside on a farm in Owen County with two rescued donkeys, Mack and Mack. Sherri has worked in the health care field for 22 years, currently at McCormick’s Creek Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center where she serves as a health information manager. Together the couple has three sons, Jordan, who is faithfully serving in the United States Army and is currently deployed in Kuwait; Jake, who works at Ace Rent-ACar and is still seeking his career; and Nick, who serves as a volunteer firefighter with the Owen Valley VFD and currently works at Ace Rent-A-Car. Nick and his wife, Trish, are the parents one daughter, Allison. “Being a parent and grandparent is the best thing in the world,” Carmichael noted.
In order to build a stronger future, Carmichael believes “we must focus on visions for advancements in law enforcement for a safer community.”
If elected sheriff, Carmichael says he would strive to:
•Work for the citizens of Owen County.
•Increase the number of reserve officers at no additional cost to you the taxpayer.
•Manage crime watch program while increasing programs throughout the county. •Direct the department’s personnel to produce a common sense law enforcement approach.
•Develop a county-wide grid and assign law enforcement officers within that area, thereby reducing response time.
•Use his law enforcement experience to build a safer community.
•Have an open door policy to ensure the best sheriff’s department; not just listening to the concerns of a select few but to everyone in the community who has concerns.
•Maintain high level of communication with other police, fire, EMA director and ambulance services within the county for better support.
“I would say everyone would agree that they would like to see the sheriff of their county out in the public eye and working side by side with the sheriff’s deputies and available to the public,” Carmichael added. “I ask for your vote and support in the upcoming sheriff’s race. Thank you, and see you May 6th.”
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