October 24, 2018 08:00
To the citizens of St. Mary's County,
May 13, 1974 was one of the most memorable and rewarding days of my life. It was on that day I left the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office with a marked police car, a badge, gun and enough used uniforms to begin my career as the 18th deputy of one of the oldest and most historic Sheriff's Offices in the nation. What a proud day it was!
For the next 20 years, I served in every capacity that I could, rising through the ranks to Lieutenant, the rank I held until my retirement in 2002. Upon my retirement, I was sworn in as Sheriff and served two terms until 2002, completing 28 years of rewarding service to the citizens of St. Mary's County.
Through those years, I served four other Sheriffs, and have seen many others come and go. Currently, Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron is serving in that capacity. I have known Tim since he joined the Sheriff's Office in 1980. Tim has worked hard, and he too has served in many various and important roles, and has distinguished himself as a very dedicated and most capable leader. He demonstrates high moral and ethical qualities in both his professional and personal life. St. Mary's County is honored and even blessed to have such a man as Sheriff in these most difficult times.
With all this in mind, along with many fine memories of having worked with Tim, I find it is not only my pleasure but also my honor and duty to give Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron my full endorsement in the coming election, and wish him nothing but continued success as he continues to lead the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office in the coming years.
May God bless you and Tim in all things as you work together to address the needs of the citizens of St. Mary's.
Sheriff Richard J. Voorhaar
St. Mary's County Maryland, retired