McLean County sheriff
I have worked with Mike Essig for over 15 years in the capacity of the local lodge leader and as an individual. His fellow McLean County FOP Lodge 176 members look to him for consistent fairness. Repeatedly, Mike Essig was elected by his peers to serve as secretary, treasurer and president of the local lodge. Mike Essig has time and time again demonstrated character and integrity in my contacts with him.
Law enforcement today faces ever-changing challenges in providing an effective fight against crime. Mike Essig is a tried, tested and proven law-and-order deputy sheriff who is ready to meet these challenges.
In my nearly 30 years of service between law enforcement and the Fraternal Order of Police, I consider Mike Essig as one of those exceptional individuals who rises to the occasion to protect and serve.