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Edmunds is named Sheriff of the Year

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

The Utah Sheriffs’ Association has recognized Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds as Utah Sheriff of the Year.

"This award is the only award voted on exclusively by the 29 sitting sheriffs in the state of Utah. Sheriff Edmunds was chosen for his outstanding contributions to forwarding the office of sheriff throughout the state," said Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park, president of the Sheriffs’ Association. "[Edmunds] has always been willing to go the extra mile. He is very well respected by our peers in all areas of public safety."

Edmunds currently represents the Utah Sheriffs’ Association on the governor’s Homeland Security Steering Committee.

"I don’t know that anybody knows for sure why they get picked for anything like that," Edmunds said. "I just know that it’s an honor and it’s something that I am very humbled by."

He praised the organization for lobbying the state Legislature on issues important to his constituents.

"They effect law. They effect a lot of positive change," Edmunds said. "People don’t understand how much work they do for the general public If they feel like something is going to benefit their constituents that is a group that is not shy about getting into the mix, even if it’s politically inexpedient to do so."

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"They do not consider political expediency. They do what they feel is right," he added.

Voters this month elected Edmunds to serve a third term.

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