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Dwight police officer makes bid for sheriff

Livingston incumbent has not announced his intentions for 2014

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 8:59 a.m. CDT

(MCT) DWIGHT — A 29-year veteran of the Dwight Police Department has announced his candidacy for Livingston County sheriff.

Mark Scott, 54, is the first candidate to announce intentions to run for the office, currently held by Republican Marty Meredith.

Meredith has not yet announced his intentions. Like Meredith, Scott is a Republican.

After graduating from Dwight Township High School in 1977, Scott joined the active duty U. S. Army as a member of the military police.

Scott was a part-time officer, dispatcher and Emer-gency Medical Technician for Dwight, starting in January 1982.

In December 1983, Scott was sworn in as a full-time officer.

He was a member of the Livingston County Emer-gency Response Unit for six years and is currently assigned to the Livingston County ProActive Unit, a multi-jurisdictional team specifically allocated to combat drugs and gangs throughout the county.

“I bring a plethora of experience to the table, but most importantly, I will strive to restore the integrity it once had to the office of sheriff of Livingston County,” he said in prepared statement.

“If elected, I will maintain a department dedicated to providing the quality service the people of Livingston County desire and undoubtedly deserve.” ———

©2013 The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) Distributed by MCT Information Services

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