Sheriff-Elect Stephen Stratton begins new role on Jan. 1

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. – Stephen Stratton was elected in November to take the role as Logan County’s next Sheriff.

Now that his campaigning is behind him, he’s ready to return to what he loves most, protecting and serving the Logan County community.

Stratton began his career with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office in 1997.

He served as a part-time transport officer and later became a full-time road deputy.

After being terminated on Jan. 28, he immediately began campaigning for 10 months to become the next sheriff.

He faced three other Democrats, one an incumbent for 16 years.

Stratton also won by 193 votes in May during a four-man race.

Now, his top priorities are to improve school safety.

He also wants to add more officers to the day-shift.

Finally, Stratton wants to bring new energy, leadership, and trust to the agency.

He will begin his position as Logan County Sheriff on Jan. 1.

Stratton also tells us he aims to bring more recognition to the officers on staff.

He’s looking forward to watching them and their families grow.

Which goes back to the family aspect that he misses.