Letter to the Editor: Chris Castlen the right choice for Commissioner

April 4, 2022 | 12:02 am

Updated April 3, 2022 | 10:35 pm

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To Whom It May Concern:

I support Christopher Castlen’s candidacy for County Commissioner. I know Chris; we’ve extensively interacted personally and professionally for more than 24 years. He’s one of the most upstanding, outstanding and honest men I know.  

During our time as patrol officers and later in our careers as detectives, we worked closely together. I’ve had first-hand knowledge of his work ethic, compassion and overall concern for the citizens of this community. The cases he was assigned to investigate in both roles had no distinction regarding how he investigated them. A bike theft was just as important as a homicide, because both had victims. He clearly understood the criminal severity between the two, but he also knew the importance of doing everything for the victim as part of the oath he swore. I recall many days seeing cases piled on his desk and his determination to exhaust all leads to solve the cases for his victims. He remained true to his oath of office.   

Chris and I have been roommates during training outside Owensboro. We’ve had deep philosophical discussions about a plethora of topics — most notably community service. He has a clear understanding that as a commissioner his service is at the behest of the people. I’m confident he is committed to doing the job of the people. My support is not solely because we are friends. It’s because the core of everything I know of him is beyond reproach.

Written by
Michael A. Walker
Retired OPD Detective Sergeant
Retired USAF Master Sergeant
Past President Board of Directors NAACP
Past President H.L. Neblett Community Center
Current District Asset Protection Manager

April 4, 2022 | 12:02 am

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