February 11, 2016

Denning files for re-election

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Frank Denning, Johnson County Sheriff, is seeking a third term in office. He officially filed for re-election on April 4. Denning, who lives near Edgerton, has more than 38 years of law enforcement experience, mostly in Johnson County. He was elected sheriff in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Denning’s accomplishments during his Continue Reading

Sheriff’s department eyes $324,000 armored car

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com Johnson County Commissioners will vote Nov. 3 on approving the sheriff’s department’s planned purchase of a $324,234 Bearcat armored car. Kent Brown, chief financial officer for the sheriff’s office, told commissioners during their agenda review meeting on Oct. 27 the vehicle is needed for “tactical situations” in critical situations such as standoffs. Continue Reading