With the 2020 elections now behind us, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department is looking towards the future. On Wednesday, November 4, the West Virginia Daily News had the opportunity to speak with freshly re-elected Sheriff Bruce Sloan.
“I’m very appreciative of the voters in the county, and the confidence they’ve shown in me in electing me to a second term,” Sloan said.
Sloan received 8,877 total votes on his path to re-election. Republican challenger Doug Beard received 6,655 votes. The WV Daily News would like to congratulate Doug Beard on a campaign well-run, and wish him well in his future endeavors.
“Now it’s time to build on what we’ve started with training and equipping our deputies,” Sloan said. “We want to be the best law enforcement agency we can be for the good people of Greenbrier County. Again, I’m very appreciative.”
In other news, for the second year in a row, the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s office will be participating in the “no shave for the brave” fundraiser to benefit the Greenbrier Valley’s Child and Youth Advocacy Center.
The local CYAC provides assistance to the children and families of Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties. The fundraiser kicked off on Monday, and will run through December 1. During this time, Greenbrier County Deputies will be permitted to grow their beards to raise funds for the CYAC.
“This is a very worthwhile cause,” Sloan told the WV Daily News. “We have a tremendous working relationship with the folks at the CYAC. Anything we can do to help and support them, we want to do.”
Those interested in sponsoring their favorite deputy can do so by visiting the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page. There they will find a link to the sponsorship website.
According to the Sheriff’s Department’s post, “Make sure that you include their (Deputy’s) name when you donate, that way they get credited with your donation. Each year, the CYAC rewards the officer with the best beard and the one that raises the most money with a special gift, so let’s help these guys out.”
“We get a pretty lively competition going between the officers,” Sloan said.
When asked if he had an “unofficial favorite,” Sloan responded with a laugh.
“I’m totally neutral. May the best man win.”