I, Darrell Young, would like to formally announce my candidacy for the office of Cannon County Sheriff. A life long Cannon County resident, I am the son of Joy Young and the late Billy Jack Young of the Short Mountain Community. I am happily married and have three wonderful children and wonderful grandchildren, and reside in the Short Mountain Community.
A graduate of Woodbury Central High School, I completed the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1991. I come from an extensive and proven background in law enforcement with a wide range of skills and credentials. I served in the capacity as a Cannon County Deputy from 1991 to 1992, then in July 1992 to the Woodbury Police Department as a Patrolman, Captain and currently Assistant Chief of Police. I am certified by the Tennessee P.O.S.T. Commission as a Police Officer Instructor.
If I am privileged to be sworn in as the next Sheriff of Cannon County, I vow to be a working Sheriff. By being a hands-on Sheriff, I will know personally what the officers and citizens of Cannon County need from the Sheriff’s Department. As your Sheriff, I will restore accountability, trust, professionalism and communication within the office. I believe the citizens deserve ethical, competent and certified professionals to promptly respond to your needs. I am a man of integrity. I have and will continue to run a slander-free race. As your Sheriff, I will not tolerate any type of scandalous behavior among any of my employees. I will implement every proactive measure to protect and serve, while focusing on building strong relationships with you as citizens, along with our local, state and federal agencies.
I am asking for your vote and support. I encourage you to visit my websites, www.young4sheriff.com