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Sheriff dishes up compelling fare at luncheon


January 23, 2020

Kiwanis Club members present Sheriff Harrold with 47 bike helmets for distribution to area youth in Creswell. Above, from left: Larry Schrenk, Deputy Steve Naber, Sheriff Cliff Harrold, Don Ehrich, Roberta Tharp, Carolyn Allen.

CRESWELL – Let's get a few things straight, right from the top.

He's not Andy Griffith, Lane County isn't Mayberry, and this sure as heck ain't the 1950s.

No, our sheriff faces real-world bad guys and actual bullets, patrols more than 4,700 square miles from the mountains to the ocean, and fights criminals who increasingly are using cutting-edge technology to commit their evil deeds.

Granted, his "aw shucks" demeanor and calm, reassuring and authentic style is reminiscent of a certain small-town TV sheriff. And he is self-deprecating. All right, I'll admit the sheriff is, simply, likeable...

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