Having known Mike Essig for 15 years, I give him my unconditional endorsement for the next sheriff of McLean County. He is the only candidate who has worked every aspect of the job and knows how to perform at every level.
As a correctional officer, Mike was involved in the daily operations of the jail. As a patrol officer, he worked the roads keeping this county safe. As a detective, he investigated major crimes and was renown for his dogged determination in following every clue.
Promoted to patrol sergeant, Mike earned the respect of his men by continuing to be hands on and leading in a fair and evenhanded manner. He worked every shift and long hours.
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Realizing his potential, command promoted Mike to lieutenant, where he has continued to be an integral part of the department with his main responsibility to run patrol. He still goes out with the men in uniform to keep in touch with everything from the latest technology to the most recent trends in criminal activity.
You can be sure that Mike has the integrity, the foresight and the tenacity to see that McLean County continues to be a great place to live and work. He has devoted 23 years of his life to law enforcement and he is the logical choice for the next sheriff of McLean County.
Sandra A. Thompson