HCSD historic picture

(From left) Chris Newton, Ray Williams, Terry Stoffel, Kent Farthing and Rodney Jackson all held the position of Huntington County Sheriff at one point. Newton, current sheriff, said the group still talks regularly to help serve the community.

Just like any publicly-elected office, the race to become sheriff can be very competitive.

Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton said it’s very common for law enforcement officials to feel estranged once they’ve reached the top of their department because of the politics that are involved with running for office.