By Brenda Erdahl
It was standing room only at the V by HH in Maple Lake Thursday night, Feb. 22, when Captain Sean Deringer of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office publicly announced his candidacy for Wright County Sheriff.
The position opened this winter when current sheriff Joe Haggarty announced he would not run again when his term expired in November. So far Deringer of Maple Lake, and Stacy Braun, a 40-year resident of Wright County and Hennepin County sheriff’s deputy, are the only two candidates to announce their intentions to run.
After a meet-and-greet session, Thursday, Wright County Attorney, Tom Kelly introduced Deringer and offered his endorsement in front of the 200-plus crowd.
“Sean’s commonsense attitude, professional demeanor, academics, values, integrity, work ethic, people skills, and organizational skills are all attributes that will serve him well as the next Wright County Sheriff,” Kelly said.
Deringer has been in Law Enforcement for 22 years, and all of it has been in Wright County. He started his career with the Buffalo Police Department in 1996 as a patrol officer. In 1997, Deringer was hired by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office where he has held the positions of Patrol Deputy, Narcotics Investigator, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, and Patrol Captain.
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