Former Fillmore Co. sheriff supports John DeGeorge

Open Forum

John DeGeorge and I worked closely during my time as your sheriff. There were many days we had long conversations about the future of the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Whether it was strategic planning, staffing decisions, discussions about training or talking about cases, I learned to trust John and respected his input and opinion. Although I was in a good position to mentor John, I learned a great deal from him myself. I watched John grow and mature as a person and peace officer. His dedication and passion for law enforcement is unmatched.

John was the first full-time narcotics investigator in Fillmore County history. He took this position at a time when meth labs were at an all-time high in our country. John wasn’t afraid to take on any type of investigation, no matter how difficult.

I promoted John twice during my time as sheriff: First as a patrol sergeant and later as a captain.

John became the first Sheriff’s Office employee to graduate from the police management training and senior management training programs put on by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The instructors were so impressed, John was asked to speak at the graduation in St. Paul. Before I left office I nominated John for the FBI National Academy.

I very proudly endorse John DeGeorge, not only for who he is and what he has done, but for what he will do for you in the future as your sheriff.

Thank you
Daryl Jensen
Retired Fillmore County sheriff