Marshall County Sheriff Matthew Hassel announced Sunday that he will run for re-election in 2018.
In a press release Hassel said, “It is with great excitement and enthusiasm I am announcing that I will seek the Republican nomination for the office of Marshall County Sheriff in May, 2018.”
Serving Marshall County for the past two years Hassel said “It has been a privilege and an honor.” Hassel was selected by a caucus to fill the vacancy when Sheriff Tom Chamberlin passed away from cancer.
Matt Hassel’s qualification to serve as sheriff include being a 50 year resident of Marshall County, a graduate of Bremen High School, a BS in Criminal Justice from Indiana State University, thirty-three years of service at the Bremen Police Department, fourteen years as Chief of Police; twenty years on the Marshall County Council; nineteen as Marshall County Deputy Coroner; and two and a half years as a turnkey/dispatcher for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Hassel said, “These experiences have prepared me well to take on the challenge of my first four-year term as Sheriff, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunities to continue the good work of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department while remaining responsive to opportunities to improve its services.”
Sheriff Hassel closed his news release saying, “Running for, and being elected Sheriff has been a long-time goal and dream of mine. I look forward to the opportunity to continue my service to the Marshall County community.”