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Besides being on-the-job with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Tom Gunderson has gone back to school in the interest of furthering himself in his chosen profession. Since 2007, the River Falls native has studied at UW-Platteville, finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and, from last year on, working toward his Masters degree in criminal justice administration. "When I went back to school, I broadened my view of law enforcement," said Gunderson, now a patrol sergeant who's a candidate for county sheriff in the Tuesday, Nov.
Although the department's budget is a top concern for Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove, talking about it raises another concern for her. "Where we're going as a community as a whole" is a leading issue identified by the candidate for reelection as sheriff in the Tuesday, Nov.
Oake Gregory has a different approach in mind for the Pierce County sheriff's job. As write-in candidate for the position county voters will decide in the Nov. 2 general election, Gregory intends to be an alternative to other office seekers. He emphasizes relying on feedback to deal with several aspects related to the position. "I'd be a good listener," he said of his effort to keep up morale in the sheriff's department. He'd ask the deputies what their concerns are, he said.