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Police Chief endorses officer for Sheriff

Jackson Police Chief Todd Smith has endorsed Police Sergeant Michelle Weber’s bid for Teton County Sheriff.

Smith said her background with the police department helped instill values of customer service, innovation, and professionalism.

“It’s obvious to me that Michelle Weber stands out as the person who has been out in our community the most trying to make it a better place, and has been working to enhance her knowledge of public service and leadership, so that she could one day be ready to run a law enforcement agency in our community,” said Chief Smith.

Weber’s background includes a degree in criminal justice from the University of Wyoming, a master’s degree in management and leadership from Western Governor’s University, and recently graduated from the FBI National Academy. She served 22 years in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently a supervisor with the Jackson Police Department.

Running as a Republican, she will face Democrat Matt Carr and Independent Slade Ross in the November election.

Carr has lived in Jackson since 1999. He spent six years as a School Resource Officer, and now serves on the Behavioral Services Committee at St. John’s Medical Center, President of Crime Stoppers, and is an active member of Teton County Search and Rescue.

A 1993 graduate of Casper College and 2010 graduate of the FBI Academy, Slade Ross served as Teton County Deputy for 19 years. Ross said he has developed a strong background in forensics and has held leadership roles in the sheriff’s office.

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