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In the latest report from Sheldon Police
A Sibley native is running for Osceola County Sheriff.
Matt Block, a 1998 Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Graduate has thrown his hat in the ring.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Block1.mp3|titles=Block1]
He says he intends to run for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Osceola County, and believes he will make a great sheriff for the people of Osceola County. He says that he pledges to serve the people with the highest professionalism, integrity, and honesty.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Block2.mp3|titles=Block2]
Block says he has over ten years of experience in law enforcement.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Block3.mp3|titles=Block3]
He says that with his ten years’ experience and knowledge of the job, he’s confident he can also perform the job cost-effectively for the people of Osceola County. Block says that while his experience in management is limited, he has several professional connections with sheriffs and other law enforcement leaders, and will also depend on advice from staff. He says he would be an open leader.[audio:http://www.kiwaradio.com/files/Block4.mp3]
To find out more about the candidate, you can visit this story’s page at kiwaradio.com.
Press Release from Block For Sheriff:
Police Officer Matt Block Announces
Candidacy for Osceola County Sheriff
For More Information: Matt Block March 2, 2012
Ph 712-261-3106, MattBlockforSheriff@gmail.com
Spencer, IA – My name is Matt Block and I am announcing my intention to run for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Osceola County. I believe I will make a great sheriff for the people of Osceola County. I pledge to serve them with the highest professionalism, integrity, and honesty. If elected, I commit to be a sheriff that will be fair, dedicated, will uphold the laws of Iowa, and respect the Constitutional freedoms of all the county’s citizens. My benchmark is to be a sheriff that will apply the law equally to all, showing no favoritism.
I was born and raised in Sibley and graduated from Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in 1998. My wife Crystal and I have been married 13 years and would love to come back home to raise our six children and give them the same roots and morals that we were brought up with.
My dream as a child was always to become a peace officer; I started that dream as a jailer at the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. In 2002, I accepted a position as a patrolman for the Sanborn Police Department and in January 2004 graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. After serving Sanborn for 3 years, I joined the Spencer Police Dept in 2005, where I’m currently employed. With my ten years experience and knowledge of the job, I’m confident I can also perform the job cost effectively for the people of Osceola County.
If elected, one improvement I would like to implement is to place myself into the patrol rotation with my officers (especially evenings) in an effort to reduce any over-time costs to the county. Also, Buena Vista County and Cherokee County don’t patrol 24 hours per day. I’d like to survey even more counties, then research this and see if it’s something we could implement to reduce costs in Osceola County, while still having an officer on call and able to respond quickly to the few late night needs.
With my experience, help from the current staff and by seeking advice from current and past Sheriffs that I have professional acquaintance with, I’m confident I will get the job done right.
Again, I pledge to be a sheriff for all the people of Osceola County. I would appreciate your support on June 5. Thank you.
A Sheldon man faces a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and a quarter of a million dollar fine after he was convicted of dealing firearms without a license and traveling to other states to deal firearms.
The US Attorney’s Office in Sioux City reports that 62-year-old Tony Hulstein of Sheldon was convicted of one count of dealing firearms without a license and four counts of traveling in interstate commerce to deal firearms. He was convicted by a jury on Thursday (3/1), after a 3-day trial in federal court in Sioux City.
The verdict was returned following about three hours of jury deliberations. The evidence at trial showed that Hulstein, over a period of about four and a half years, obtained and disposed of over 800 guns and was in possession of nearly 100 more at the time of his arrest. Hulstein also traveled to Michigan three times and Texas once to acquire firearms in furtherance of his unlicensed dealing.
Sentencing before United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett will be set after a pre-sentence report is prepared. Hulstein remains free on bond previously set pending sentencing.
Hulstein faces a possible maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $500 in special assessments, and up to three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.
The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Sheldon Police Department, and O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office.
Court file information is available at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. The case file number is 09-4028.