LIMA — Six people have applied for the nomination of Allen County Sheriff: Dan Beck, Kyle Fittro, Matt Redick, Brian Snider, Matt Treglia and Doug Vermillion.
Vermillion is the chief of Marion Township and a former city of Lima employee. He’s also unsuccessfully run for mayor of Lima.
Treglia is the interim sheriff of Allen County and a 20-year employee of the agency.
Snider is a former Allen County Sheriff’s sergeant, Buckland Police chief and an officer with the Jackson Center Police Department.
Redick is the chief of the American Township Police Department. He retired as a lieutenant in 2007 from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office after 25 years. He also worked as a detective with the Shawnee Township Police Department two years.
Fittro is the former police chief of Delphos and a long-time employee of the agency.
Dan Beck is the former sheriff of Allen County. He retired at the end of 2008 after 16 years. He has held numerous law enforcement jobs during a lengthy career.
The men are seeking to replace Sam Crish, who resigned last month amid legal troubles including an FBI investigation. Crish has admitted to having a gambling addiction.
The Republican Party, which holds the seat when Crish was elected in November, will examine all applications and check to make sure the people are qualified. Interviews then will be held and a decision made. The party has 40 days to make a decision.
Friday was the deadline to drop off a resume to apply. The deadline includes resumes postmarked Friday so it’s possible, but not expected, that another name could surface.
Applicants must be a law enforcement officer, a registered Republican voter in Allen County and have lived in Allen County for a year.
Reach Greg Sowinski at 567-242-0464 or on Twitter @Lima_Sowinski.