Barton County Sheriff Greg Armstrong announces he has filed for reelection in the upcoming 2012 election as a Republican candidate for Barton County Sheriff.
Armstrong brings over 30 years of law enforcement experience to the position. Starting with Garden City Police Department, he moved to the Kansas Highway Patrol where he retired with 28 years.
During his tenure with the Highway Patrol he achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant overseeing 55 counties with the MCSAP division. He has also served as a Reserve officer with Barton County Sheriff’s Office for two years before being elected as Sheriff in 2008.
Armstrong also served his country with 28 1/2 years of military service in the Army and Air Force Reserves. During his 13 years of service with the Army he achieved the rank of SFC and excelled in quality management. In his 15 1/2 years in the Air Force Reserves he achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant in the 931st ARG and was trained in quality management.
Armstrong has been a resident of Barton County since 1973. His family has resided in and around the county through the years in the Great Bend and Claflin area. He is vested in the county with a small farming operation and is president of a business in Hoisington, GA Consultants, Inc. Greg and his wife Beckie have raised 5 children, and have 13 grandchildren. Greg and his wife attend The First Street Church of God in Hoisington. He also is a member of the American Legion. He currently serves the county as a member of the Golden Belt Humane Society Board, the Barton County Fair Board, BCCC Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Kansas Community Corrections Association Member, Children’s Advocacy Center work group, and the CTC Taskforce in Hoisington.
Armstrong has served as the Sheriff in Barton County for the last three years with a very open door policy. Always open to new ideas, hearing out suggestions, and taking the initiative to start or change programs, he has moved the Barton County Sheriff’s Office forward with new technology and programs. Armstrong’s beliefs in strong ethics, accountability of job performance, controlled spending, and interaction with the public makes him the logical choice for 4 more years in the office of Sheriff.